Children with Cancer: A Comprehensive Reference Guide for Parents

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Written by a reference librarian whose child has survived cancer, this book pulls together a wealth of up-to-date information essential for any layman who wants to help a child or family through this ordeal--including grandparents and other relatives, friends, neighbors, teachers, and clergymen. Doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals will also find the book a valuable resource. Children can and do survive cancer; the last decade has seen enormous strides in treatment. Children with cancer will help...
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Overview


Written by a reference librarian whose child has survived cancer, this book pulls together a wealth of up-to-date information essential for any layman who wants to help a child or family through this ordeal--including grandparents and other relatives, friends, neighbors, teachers, and clergymen. Doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals will also find the book a valuable resource. Children can and do survive cancer; the last decade has seen enormous strides in treatment. Children with cancer will help patients and their families to be educated consumers--to search out the best care available as well as to live each day under care to the fullest. The information ranges from sophisticated, hard-to-find medical facts to practical tips on how to handle side effects, deal with curious strangers, and much more.

The author describes in detail the types of childhood cancer--how they affect the child, what treatments are available, how to cope with the changes this diagnosis will bring to the entire family, and where to go for help, both emotional and medical. The tone is encouraging yet honest about the problems that must be faced--not only from the diseases but from the treatments too, conventional as well as experimental. An appendix explains common medical tests and a glossary defines terms. The book includes comprehensive lists of organizations, clinics, and cancer centers, complete with names and addresses, and numerous bibliographies on specific subjects.

About the Author:

Jeanne Munn Bracken is a librarian, reporter, and free-lance writer.

A long-needed resource for parents of afflicted children

·Filled with practical tips and hard-to-find information

·Honest yet reassuring

·Includes comprehensive listings of cancer centers, clinics, organizations, and suggestions for further information

This study draws together a wealth of up-to-date information essential for anyone who wishes to help a child or family through this ordeal.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195147384
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Pages: 512

Meet the Author


About the Author:
Jeanne Munn Bracken is a librarian, reporter, and freelance writer whose articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers coast to coast.

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