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Childhood leukemia : a guide for families, friends & caregivers / Nancy Keene.

Keene, Nancy, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781941089040
  • ISBN: 1941089046
  • Physical Description: xvi, 476 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: Fifth edition.
  • Publisher: Bellingham, WA : Childhood Cancer Guides, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Diagnosis -- Overview of childhood leukemia -- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia -- Acute myeloid leukemia -- Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia -- Chronic myelogenous leukemia -- Telling your child and others -- Choosing a treatment -- Coping with procedures -- Forming a partnership with the medical team -- Hospitalization -- Central venous catheters -- Chemotherapy and other medications -- Common side effects of treatment -- Radiation therapy -- Stem cell transplantation -- Siblings -- Family and friends -- Communication and behavior -- School -- Sources of support -- Nutrition -- Insurance, record-keeping, and financial assistance -- End of treatment and beyond -- Relapse -- Death and bereavement.
Summary, etc.:
Approximately 4,500 children and teens are diagnosed with leukemia in the United States and Canada each year. The illness and its treatment can have a devastating effect on family, friends, classmates, and the larger community. This newly updated edition of Childhood Leukemia contains the information and support parents need during this difficult time, including: New treatments such as immunotherapy, tailoring drugs dosages to children's genetic profiles, and ways to deal with side effects. Advice on how to cope with procedures, hospitalization, school, family, and financial issues. Tips for forming a partnership with the medical team. Poignant and practical stories from family members. Updated resources for medical information, emotional support, and financial assistance. Parents who read this book will find understandable medical information and emotional support.
Subject: Leukemia in children.
HEALTH & FITNESS > Children's Health.
Leukemia in children.