Walking with a Shadow: Surviving Childhood Leukemia

Walking with a Shadow: Surviving Childhood Leukemia

by Nanci A. Sullivan
     
 

Childhood cancer, particularly leukemia, is on the rise. Leukemia strikes one child in every 25,000, and most often does so between the ages of 3 and 7. Annually, more than 2,700 children are diagnosed with leukemia in the United States. Due to advances in biotechnology and medicine, survival rates for this once-deadly disease now stand at 80%. But the

Overview

Childhood cancer, particularly leukemia, is on the rise. Leukemia strikes one child in every 25,000, and most often does so between the ages of 3 and 7. Annually, more than 2,700 children are diagnosed with leukemia in the United States. Due to advances in biotechnology and medicine, survival rates for this once-deadly disease now stand at 80%. But the psychological effects of diagnosis, removal from school, treatment, and remission or cure, linger. Here nine long-term survivors of childhood leukemia share their vivid memories and give us insight into the physiological changes, psychosocial and educational difficulties that became a constant shadow in their lives. Author Nanci Sullivan provides recommendations for ways teachers, counselors and other professionals may better help young students with leukemia cope.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275958145
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

NANCI A. SULLIVAN has 24 years experience as a practitioner, researcher, and administrator in education and special education.

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