Cystic Fibrosis: The Ultimate Teen Guide

Cystic Fibrosis: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Melanie Ann Apel
     
 

ISBN-10: 081084821X

ISBN-13: 9780810848214

Pub. Date: 01/28/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Cystic Fibrosis: The Ultimate Teen Guide leaves no aspect of this disease untold. Based on a series of interviews with young people with CF and their family members, the day-to-day dealings of life as a cystic fibrosis patient are described. Some of the topics covered include a description of the illness; a comprehensive discussion of who gets the disease and

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Cystic Fibrosis: The Ultimate Teen Guide leaves no aspect of this disease untold. Based on a series of interviews with young people with CF and their family members, the day-to-day dealings of life as a cystic fibrosis patient are described. Some of the topics covered include a description of the illness; a comprehensive discussion of who gets the disease and why; an explanation of the procedures involved in diagnosing CF; coverage of the arduous daily therapies involved in maintaining the life of a person with CF; and the challenges of dealing with CF-related diabetes. These teens' stories reflect how they live their lives to the fullest, how they are not bitter about their situations, and how they look forward to new medications, more-effective therapies, and—one day soon—a cure. Also included are stories told by people, now in their 30s and 40s, having CF who are still alive and coping well with the disease, demonstrating that progress is being made and that they can hope to live beyond their teen years, something that wasn't likely 20 years ago. This book is the ideal guide for any reader who wants positive medical information about CF, offering an extensive glossary and listings of books, websites, and organizations about Cystic Fibrosis.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810848214
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
It Happened to Me Series, #14
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 10.35(h) x 0.92(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Part 1 Medical Disclaimer Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Introduction Chapter 4 1. Cystic Fibrosis: The Facts Chapter 5 2. A Genetic Disorder Chapter 6 3. A Diagnosis Chapter 7 4. A Daily Challenge Chapter 8 5. Good Days and Bad Days Chapter 9 6. Living and Laughing Chapter 10 7. Other Complications Chapter 11 8. A Second Chance: The Lung Transplant Chapter 12 9. In the End Chapter 13 10. Just over the Horizon Part 14 Afterword Part 15 The Fabulous List of CF Resources Part 16 Glossary Part 17 Glossary of CF Meds Part 18 Bibliography Part 19 Index Part 20 About the Author

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