Childhood Leukemia: A Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers

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Nancy Keene, whose daughter survived childhood leukemia, combines her personal experiences, interview with families of over forty other children with the disease, and the latest medical information to produce a unique and comprehensive reference: Childhood Leukemia. She gives voice to parents, children with cancer, and their siblings who share their collective wisdom. This complete guide provides detailed medical information in an easy-to-digest format and offers practical advice for coping with procedures; ...
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Overview

Nancy Keene, whose daughter survived childhood leukemia, combines her personal experiences, interview with families of over forty other children with the disease, and the latest medical information to produce a unique and comprehensive reference: Childhood Leukemia. She gives voice to parents, children with cancer, and their siblings who share their collective wisdom. This complete guide provides detailed medical information in an easy-to-digest format and offers practical advice for coping with procedures; hospitalizations; school; and associated social, emotional, and financial problems. Family friends will discover dozens of concrete suggestions on helpful things to say and do. Health providers will see beyond the illness of the children; they will learn of their struggles, their triumphs, their hopes.

"...written by a mother whose daughter is a survivor of childhood leukemia...examinies the social ramifications of the disease and the emotional, clinical, and financial effects, as well."

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What's so compelling about Childhood Leukemia is the amount of useful medical information and practical advice it contains. A valuable resource to help parents and children regain their equilibrium after diagnosis and during the next two to three years of treatment, it answers questions requiring immediate attention. Keene avoids jargon and lays out what's needed to deal with the medical system.
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Keene is one of the original developers of the Patient-Centered Guides series, and the parent of a child who survived leukemia. She provides a detailed, straightforward guide for parents containing the basic information that newly diagnosed families need to cope with their challenging situation. The text is also useful for healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of children with cancer. The third edition includes updates on treatment methods and new resources for medical information, emotional support and financial assistance. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596500153
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Series: Patient Centered Guides Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Keene has written or co-authored five health books for families. She is co-creator of the Patient-Centered Guides series and Editor of pediatric titles. Nancy is a tireless advocate for childrens health issues, including pediatric clinical trials, childhood cancer, late effects of childhood cancer treatments, pediatric pain relief, and emotional support for families. She frequently speaks for professional and parent groups and works on/with national pediatric advocacy organizations and committees.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
1 Diagnosis 1
2 Leukemia 14
3 Coping with Procedures 41
4 Clinical Trials 67
5 Family and Friends 82
6 Forming a Partnership with the Medical Team 106
7 Hospitalization 123
8 Venous Catheters 134
9 Sources of Support 153
10 Chemotherapy 171
11 Common Side Effects of Chemotherapy 210
12 Radiation Therapy 236
13 Record-Keeping and Finances 251
14 Nutrition 269
15 School 288
16 Siblings 313
17 Feelings, Communication, and Behavior 335
18 End of Treatment and Beyond 357
19 Relapse 383
20 Stem Cell Transplantation 393
21 Death and Bereavement 421
App. A Photographs of Our Children 449
App. B Blood Counts and What They Mean 455
App. C: Resource Organizations 463
App. D: Books and Online Sites 476
Index 495
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    Would not be without it.

    An angel sent this to us one week into my daughter's treatment. As my family begins this new journey this book is the roadmap that will help guide us through. What a blessing to have such an informative no nonsense book to help get through such an overwhelming consuming task.

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