This complete parent guide has been newly updated to reflect advances in treatments for childhood solid tumor cancers.
|Publisher:||Childhood Cancer Guides|
|Series:||Patient Centered Guides Series|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.04(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.02(d)|
About the Author
Honna Janes-Hodder's youngest son Matthew was diagnosed with neuroblastoma on his third birthday and passed away at age 7. She loved, cared for, and advocated for Matthew throughout his long struggle with cancer. Honna is the founder of ChildCan, The Childhood Cancer Research Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, Inc. For several years, Honna managed five of the online pediatric discussion groups for the Association of Cancer Online Services, which provide support and reliable information for families dealing with childhood cancer. Honna is a member of the Children's Cancer Group's Patient Advocacy Committee, the Newfoundland and Labrador Palliative Care Association, and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Nancy Keene, a well-known writer and advocate for children with cancer, is the parent of a 22-year survivor of high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She is one of the founders of the nonprofit Childhood Cancer Guides, and she has written many books for families of children with cancer, including Childhood Leukemia; Your Child in the Hospital; and Chemo, Craziness, and Comfort. She co-authored Childhood Cancer: A Parent's Guide to Solid Tumor Cancers and Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide to Your Future and edited Educating the Child with Cancer. She served as chair of the Patient Advocacy Committees of both the Children's Cancer Group (CCG) and Children's Oncology Group (COG) consortiums of researchers from more than 200 institutions that treat children with cancer. Ms. Keene has been interviewed on National Public Radio about childhood cancer survivorship, frequently speaks to professional and parent groups, and has participated in online pediatric cancer support groups (www.acor.org) since they began in 1996.