Youth with Cancer: Facing the Shadows

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When Hannah finds out she has cancer, she's confused... scared ... angry. It doesn't seem possible, it doesn't seem fair. But as the weeks go by, she realizes there are many people to help her-and that there is hope. Cancer doesn't mean she's going to die.

Cancer is a scary word. Even today, with many treatment options available, the word "cancer" still conjures up fearful images in most people's minds. Sometimes, though, the more we learn, the less afraid we are of something. ...

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When Hannah finds out she has cancer, she's confused... scared ... angry. It doesn't seem possible, it doesn't seem fair. But as the weeks go by, she realizes there are many people to help her-and that there is hope. Cancer doesn't mean she's going to die.

Cancer is a scary word. Even today, with many treatment options available, the word "cancer" still conjures up fearful images in most people's minds. Sometimes, though, the more we learn, the less afraid we are of something. Understanding what's real and what's not helps us confront even frightening diseases like cancer. This book will give you the opportunity to learn more about cancer-and discover the challenges and the triumphs a teen with cancer faces.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     6
The Beginning     9
Waiting to Hear     25
Pickering     39
Happy Birthday     51
The Complications of Cancer     69
Losing the Tumor     81
Only the Good     97
The Best Party     111
Glossary     120
Further Reading     122
For More Information     123
Bibliography     124
Index     125
Picture Credits     127
Author and Consultant Biographies     128

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