Childhood Leukemia: A Guide For Families, Friends & Caregivers by Nancy KeeneChildhood Leukemia: A Guide For Families, Friends & Caregivers by Nancy Keene

Childhood Leukemia: A Guide For Families, Friends & Caregivers

byNancy Keene

Paperback | February 1, 2010

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Approximately 3,300 children are diagnosed with leukemia in the United States each year. The illness and its treatment can have a devastating effect on family, friends, schoolmates, and the larger community. This newly updated edition of Childhood Leukemia contains the information and support parents need during this difficult time. Author Nancy Keene provides parents and family members with: • Updates on treatment, including stem cell transplants, information about tailoring drugs dosages to children’s genetic profiles, and new methods for dealing with side effects. • Practical advice on how to cope with medical procedures, hospitalization, school, family, and financial issues. • Suggestion son ways to form a partnership with the medical team. • Stories from family members who have coped with leukemia and its treatments. • Updated resources for medical information, emotional support, and financial assistance. • A pull out medical record-keeper. Parents who read this book will find understandable medical infomation, obtain advice that eases their daily life, and feel empowered to be strong advocates for their child.
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 Cancer Survivors; Your Child...
Title:Childhood Leukemia: A Guide For Families, Friends & CaregiversFormat:PaperbackDimensions:503 pages, 9 × 7 × 1.15 inPublished:February 1, 2010Publisher:Childhood Cancer GuidesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1941089054

ISBN - 13:9781941089057


Editorial Reviews

"Our 7-year-old daughter was diagnosed with ALL. We were immediately given a copy of your book by the hospital. Initially, we were reluctant to open it and face the information inside. However, once we decided to pull our heads from the sand, we have found Childhood Leukemia to be our absolute bible. Not only do we use it for general information, but we rely heavily on this book for reassurance in times of crisis (real or potential). I cannot imagine not having the information so close at hand and so well organized." —Jocelyn Hillman Mother of a leukemia survivor Board Member, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation