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Childhood Leukemia
Childhood Leukemia

Childhood Leukemia

A Guide for Families, Friends & Caregivers

HEALTH & FITNESS

496 Pages, 7 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $39.95)

Publication Date: May 2018

ISBN 9781941089040

Rights: WOR

Childhood Cancer Guides (May 2018)

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Overview

"Keene has written a comprehensive handbook to serve as a road map for others, from diagnosis through treatment." —Library Journal **starred** review

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.

Reviews

"This book is an extraordinary resource. In its pages the reader will find clear, concise, and understandable information about childhood leukemia. And even more powerfully, the reader will 'hear' the voices of parents who share their experiences in their own words: what worked, what didn't, what helped, what hurt." —Kathy Ruccione, PhD, MPH, President, Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses

"A must-have resource for families of childhood leukemia patients and all library ­collections." —Julia Reffner, Library Journal Starred Review

"Childhood Leukemia is informative, realistic, and accurate. The author handles the topic with transparency, compassion, and a genuine desire to get factual and helpful information into the hands of those going through this disease with their child." —Cecilia C. Railey, Hospital Libraries section, Medical Library Association

"Childhood Leukemia leaves no stone unturned when helping readers understand what to expect. Using an empathetic approach, it is written in clear, comprehensive language. I recommend that this book become a part of any library's consumer or health care collection." —Ansley Stuart, Allied Health Sciences Librarian

"This book offers rock-solid guidance to parents faced with the life-altering news that their child has leukemia. Keene offers guidance and comfort on their difficult journey. This work is highly recommended as a valuable addition to any library." —Claire B. Joseph, MS, MA, AHIP (D), Consumer and Patient Health Information section, Medical Library Association  

Author Biography

Nancy Keene is the mother of a long-term survivor of high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia. A well-known writer and advocate for children with cancer, she has written and co-authored many books on topics ranging from childhood cancers to working with your doctor. Her work has appeared in publications such as Reader's Digest, Journal of the American Medical Association, Exceptional Parent, and Coping Magazine. Nancy has been interviewed on National Public Radio (NPR), frequently speaks to professional and parent groups, and has participated in online support groups for parents of children with cancer.