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Living with Cancer
     

Living with Cancer

by Zoann Dreyer
 

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Cancer is a disease characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. The spread of these cells in the body can be fatal. There are more than 100 types of cancer, each with a special kind of treatment, unique problems, and general outlook. Cancer is largely a disease of older adults, although young people can have some types of cancer

Overview

Cancer is a disease characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. The spread of these cells in the body can be fatal. There are more than 100 types of cancer, each with a special kind of treatment, unique problems, and general outlook. Cancer is largely a disease of older adults, although young people can have some types of cancer too.

Living with Cancer explains this disease and provides teens with the information they need to understand it. The book addresses the causes of cancer; specific cancers common in teens, what to expect from treatment, paying for care, and how to help yourself, friends, or family members who may have cancer. Lists of suggested reading and resources guide readers' further research. This accessible book is the ideal one-stop guide for those living with cancer, whether in themselves or a loved one.

About the Author:
ZoAnn Dreyer, M.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816075614
Publisher:
Checkmark Books
Publication date:
03/15/2008
Series:
Teen's Guides Series
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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