Truth about Cancer: Understanding and Fighting a Deadly Disease

Truth about Cancer: Understanding and Fighting a Deadly Disease

by Kristi Lew
     
 

Cancer is often talked about as if it is a single illness, but it is actually a group of more than two hundred related diseases. All cancers started as one cell that grew and did not stop. In The Truth About Cancer: Understanding and Fighting a Deadly Disease, author Kristi Lew explains what cancer is, how it is diagnosed, and how it can be prevented and

Overview

Cancer is often talked about as if it is a single illness, but it is actually a group of more than two hundred related diseases. All cancers started as one cell that grew and did not stop. In The Truth About Cancer: Understanding and Fighting a Deadly Disease, author Kristi Lew explains what cancer is, how it is diagnosed, and how it can be prevented and treated. Lew also looks at new tools being developed in the fight against cancer.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Shelly McCoy
Cancer is a scary topic for everyone. This informative book helps readers understand more about the disease and what people go through that have the disease. With "truth" in the title, readers would grab this book as an authoritative resource on the subject, and they will not be disappointed. The book starts with the story of Mary Lumapas and her fight with kidney cancer as a successful way to draw the reader in and have them consider cancer from the prospective of someone close to their age. There is an early chapter on "Cancer in History", but most teens that are using the book to inform them on what they can do now may choose to skip this chapter and head to the meaty sections on treating cancer, which includes honest facts about radiation, surgery, and clinical trials, and how to take care of yourself and others if you have cancer. The chapter on risk factors, such as smoking, sun exposure, and high-fat diets, should be eye-opening for this age group as well. Most teens know someone who has or had cancer, so this topic would be very relevant to not only health curriculums but also in any topic touching on social studies and current topics. Reviewer: Shelly McCoy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766030688
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Series:
Issues in Focus Today Series
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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