Written by a reference librarian whose child has survived cancer, this book pulls together a wealth of up-to-date information essential for any layman who wants to help a child or family through this ordeal--including grandparents and other relatives, friends, neighbors, teachers, andclergymen. Doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals will also find the book a valuable resource. Children can and do survive cancer; the last decade has seen enormous strides in treatment. Children With Cancer will help patients and their families to be educated consumers--to search outthe best care available as well as to live each day under care to the fullest. The information ranges from sophisticated, hard-to-find medical facts to practical tips on how to handle side effects, deal with curious strangers, and much more. The author describes in detail the types of childhoodcancer--how they affect the child, what treatments are available, how to cope with the changes this diagnosis will bring to the entire family, and where to go for help, both emotional and medical. The tone is encouraging yet honest about the problems that must be faced--not only from the diseasesbut from the treatments too, conventional as well as experimental. An appendix explains common medical tests and a glossary defines terms. The book includes comprehensive lists of organizations, clinics, and cancer centers, complete with names and addresses, and numerous bibliographies on specificsubjects. About the Author: Jeanne Munn Bracken is a librarian, reporter, and free-lance writer. A long-needed resource for parents of afflicted children BLFilled with practical tips and hard-to-find information BLHonest yet reassuring BLIncludes comprehensive listings of cancer centers, clinics,organizations, and suggestions for further information.