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Childhood leukemia : a guide for families, friends & caregivers

Author: Nancy Keene
Publisher: Beijing ; Sebastopol : O'Reilly, ©2010.
Series: Childhood cancer guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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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 book 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Keene
ISBN: 9781449380434 1449380433 9781941089057 1941089054
OCLC Number: 495616826
Description: xxii, 503 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Diagnosis --
Leukemia --
Telling your child and others --
Choosing a treatment --
Coping with procedures --
Forming a partnership with the medical team --
Hospitalization --
Venous catheters --
Chemotherapy --
Common side effects of chemotherapy --
Radiation therapy --
Family and friends --
Communication and behavior --
Siblings --
School --
Sources of support --
Nutrition --
Medical and financial record-keeping --
end of treatment and beyond --
Relapse --
Stem cell transplantation --
Death and bereavement --
Appendices. Blood counts and what they mean --
Resource organizations --
Books, websites, and videotapes.
Series Title: Childhood cancer guides.
Responsibility: Nancy Keene.

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The fourth edition of this most complete parent guide available covers not only detailed and precise medical information about leukemia and the various treatment options, but also day-to-day  Read more...

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