Childhood Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors: A Guide For Families, Friends & Caregivers by Tania Shiminski-maherChildhood Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors: A Guide For Families, Friends & Caregivers by Tania Shiminski-maher

Childhood Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors: A Guide For Families, Friends & Caregivers

byTania Shiminski-maher, Catherine Woodman, Nancy Keene

Paperback | September 1, 2014

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Each year about 4,000 children and teens in the United States are diagnosed with a brain or spinal cord tumor. The illness and its treatment can have devastating effects on family, friends, schoolmates, and the larger community. This newly updated edition contains essential information families need during this difficult time. It includes descriptions of the newest treatments, such as computer-assisted surgery, stem cell transplants, and targeted therapies as well as practical advice about how to cope with diagnosis, medical procedures, hospitalization, school, and finances. Effective ways to form a partnership with the medical team are provided, as are resources for medical information, emotional support, and financial assistance. The poignant and practical stories from more than 100 children with brain or spinal cord tumors and their parents show the personal side of diagnosis and treatment. Parents who read this book will find simply explained medical facts, advice to ease their daily life, and tools to be a strong advocate for their child.

Tania Shiminski-Maher, a pediatric nurse practitioner, has worked for more than 30 years with children and teens who have brain and spinal cord tumors. She lives in New York City. Catherine Woodman is a physician who has published peer-reviewed papers on ethics of pediatric research and late effects of treatment for childhood cancer. S...
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Title:Childhood Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors: A Guide For Families, Friends & CaregiversFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 9 × 7 × 1.2 inPublished:September 1, 2014Publisher:Childhood Cancer GuidesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1941089003

ISBN - 13:9781941089002

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“A must-read for those working in pediatric neuro-oncology. It is my go-to book to support patients and families dealing with this difficult diagnosis. The book is comprehensive and is given it to all our patients and families.” —Karen Jensen, LICSW, MSW, pediatric oncology social worker, Children's Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota