Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide To Your Future by Nancy KeeneChildhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide To Your Future by Nancy Keene

Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide To Your Future

byNancy Keene, Wendy Hobbie, Kathy Ruccione

Paperback | June 1, 2012

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More than 325,000 children, teens, and adults in the United States are survivors of childhood cancer. The surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and stem cell transplants used to cure children can affect growing bodies and developing minds. If survivors know of these potential problems, they can take steps to identify, cope with, or treat them early if they do develop.

The third edition of Childhood Cancer Survivors charts the territory for survivors by providing state-of-the-art information about: " Medical late effects from treatment " Emotional aspects of surviving cancer " Schedules for follow-up care " Challenges in the heath-care system " Lifestyle choices to maximize health " Discrimination in employment or insurance

Woven throughout the text are stories from more than 100 survivors and parents. Authors Keene, Hobbie, and Ruccione are experts in the field of childhood cancer. Keene is the mother of a survivor of childhood leukemia and the author of several books including Childhood Leukemia, Childhood Cancer, Educating the Child with Cancer, and Chemo, Craziness & Comfort. Hobbie is Associate Director of the Cancer Survivorship Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ruccione is Co-Director of the HOPE (Hematology-Oncology Psychosocial and Education) Program in the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

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 ...
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Title:Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide To Your FutureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:452 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:June 1, 2012Publisher:Childhood Cancer GuidesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1941089100

ISBN - 13:9781941089101

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“Early treatment and detection is key to protecting the life you fought hard to save, say the creators of Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide to Your Future. The third edition of the guide was released in July, with potentially life-saving tips for the estimated 60 percent of pediatric cancer patients who will have to cope with medical late effects of treatment.” – Hope Chest Newsletter, Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation