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Childhood leukemia : a guide for families, friends & caregivers

Author: Nancy Keene
Publisher: Beijing ; Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, ©2010.
Series: Childhood cancer guides.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This most complete parent guide covers not only detailed and precise medical information about leukemia and the various treatment options, but also day-to-day practical advice on how to cope with procedures, hospitalization, family and friends, school, social and financial issues, communication, feelings, and, if therapy is not successful, the difficult issues of death and bereavement. Woven among the medical  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Keene, Nancy.
Childhood leukemia.
Beijing ; Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, ©2010
(DLC) 2009052042
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Keene
OCLC Number: 844194047
Description: 1 online resource (1 electronic document (xxii, 503 pages) : illustrations).
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 --
Title --
Foreword --
Introduction --
1. : Diagnosis --
Signs and symptoms --
Where should your child receive treatment --
Physical responses --
Emotional responses --
The immediate future --
2. : Leukemia --
Leukemia is a blood disease --
Definition of a blast --
When leukemia begins --
Who gets leukemia --
Genetics --
Diagnosing leukemia --
Types of leukemia --
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) --
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) --
Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) --
Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) --
Best treatments for leukemia --
3. : Telling Your Child and Others Telling your childTelling the siblings --
Notifying the family --
Notifying friends and neighbors --
Notifying your child's school --
Using technology to communicate --
4. : Choosing a Treatment --
Treatment basics --
Standard treatments --
The protocol --
Clinical trials --
Making a decision --
Protocol changes --
5. : Coping with Procedures --
Planning for procedures --
Pain management --
Procedures --
6. : Forming a Partnership with the Medical Team --
The hospital --
Finding an oncologist --
Types of relationships --
Communication --
Getting a second opinion --
Conflict resolution --
Changing doctors 7. : HospitalizationThe room --
The floor --
Food --
Parking --
The endless waiting --
Working with the staff --
Being an advocate for your child --
Playing --
8. : Venous Catheters --
External catheter --
Subcutaneous port --
Peripherally inserted central catheters --
Cost --
Choosing not to use a catheter --
Making a decision --
Adhesives --
9. : Chemotherapy --
How chemotherapy drugs work --
How chemotherapy drugs are given --
Dosages --
Variability in response to medications --
Chemotherapy drugs and their possible side effects --
Prophylactic antibiotics --
Colony-stimulating factors Antinausea drugs used during chemotherapyDrugs used to relieve pain --
Topical anesthetics to prevent pain --
Adjunctive treatments --
Alternative treatments --
10. : Common Side Effects of Chemotherapy --
Hair loss --
Nausea and vomiting --
Low blood counts --
Serious illnesses --
Diarrhea --
Constipation --
Fatigue and weakness --
Bed wetting --
Dental problems --
Mouth and throat sores --
Changes in taste and smell --
Skin and nail problems --
Steroid problems --
Learning disabilities --
Uncommon but serious side effects --
Can pets transmit diseases --
11. : Radiation Therapy --
Radiation --
Types of radiation treatments Possible short-term side effectsPossible long-term side effects --
12. : Family and Friends --
The extended family --
Helpful things for friends to do --
Things that do not help --
Losing friends --
Restructuring family life --
13. : Communication and Behavior --
Communication --
Common behavioral changes in children --
Common behavioral changes in parents --
Improving communication and discipline --
14. : Siblings --
Emotional responses of the siblings --
Sibling experiences --
Helping siblings cope --
Positive outcomes for the siblings --
15. : School --
Keeping the school informed Keeping the teacher and classmates involved.
Series Title: Childhood cancer guides.
Other Titles: Childhood leukaemia
Responsibility: Nancy Keene.

Abstract:

This most complete parent guide covers not only detailed and precise medical information about leukemia and the various treatment options, but also day-to-day practical advice on how to cope with procedures, hospitalization, family and friends, school, social and financial issues, communication, feelings, and, if therapy is not successful, the difficult issues of death and bereavement. Woven among the medical details and the practical advice are the voices of more than 150 parents and children who have lived with leukemia and its treatments. As many parents have already found, advice from ".

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