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Childhood cancer : a parent's guide to solid tumor cancers

Spurgeon, Anne. (Author). Keene, Nancy, (author.).

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Kirtland Community College Library RC 281 .C4 S68 2016 30775305516529 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781941089903 (paperback : alkaline paper)
  • ISBN: 1941089909 (paperback : alkaline paper)
  • Physical Description: print
    xxi, 549 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: Third edition.
  • Publisher: Bellingham, WA : Childhood Cancer Guides, 2016.

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General Note:
Revision of: Childhood cancer / Honna Janes-Hodder & Nancy Keene. 2002. 2nd ed.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 515-528) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Diagnosis -- Bone sarcomas -- Liver cancers -- Neuroblastoma -- Retinoblastoma -- Soft tissue sarcomas -- Kidney tumors -- Telling your child and others -- Choosing a treatment -- Coping with procedures -- Forming a partnership with the medical team -- Hospitalization -- Venous catheters -- Surgery -- Chemotherapy -- Common side effects of treatment -- Radiation therapy -- Stem cell transplantation -- Siblings -- Family and friends -- Communications and behavior -- School -- Sources of support -- Nutrition -- Medical and financial record-keeping -- End of treatment and beyond -- Recurrence -- Death and bereavement -- Appendix A: Blood tests and what they mean -- Appendix B: Resource organizations -- Appendix C: Books, websites, and support groups.
Summary, etc.: Each year more than 6,000 children and teens in the United States are diagnosed with a solid tumor (e.g., kidney tumor, liver tumor, neuroblastoma, retinoblastoma, or sarcoma). The illnesses and their treatments can have devastating effects on family, friends, schoolmates, and the larger community. This book contains information families need during this difficult time. It includes descriptions of the newest treatments, such as computer-assisted surgery, tandem stem cell transplants, and targeted therapies as well as practical advice about how to cope with diagnosis, medical procedures, hospitalization, school, and finances. Woven throughout the text are true stories from more than 100 children with cancer, their siblings, and their parents.
Subject: Cancer in children Popular works
Cancer Patients Anecdotes
Cancer Patients Family relationships Anecdotes
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