- Full of important information for parents of children combating cancer
- Knowledgeable, compassionate voice of author with first hand experience with this difficult disease
- A comprehensive road map for families of children diagnosed with various malignancies
Today most children can and do survive cancer, but the bewildering range of
modern treatments, and the stunning number of information sources, can be daunting
for parents trying to manage the health and care of their children. Written
honestly but in a deeply reassuring tone by a reference librarian whose child
survived cancer, Children with Cancer was the first book to bring together a
wealth of up-to-date information essential for anyone who wishes to help a child
or family through this ordeal--including relatives, friends, teachers, and clergymen.
Now, in this revised and updated edition, Jeanne Munn Bracken once again offers
parents and care providers a warmly written and reliable guide through the childhood
The information collected here ranges from sophisticated, hard-to-find medical facts to practical tips on how to handle side effects, and much more. Describing in detail the whole range of childhood cancers, Bracken explores how they affect the child, the treatments available, how to cope with the changes this diagnosis will bring to the entire family, and where to go for both medical and emotional help. Children with Cancer also includes an appendix of common medical tests, a glossary of terms, and comprehensive lists of organizations, clinics, and cancer centers, complete with names and addresses. The new edition also digests and makes sense of the incredibly wide range of internet sites that deal with childhood cancer, providing readers with an accessible roadmap through this vast amount of material.
Readership: Family members, teachers,and clergymen, nurses and doctors.
"This is a well-written resource for families and children experiencing pediatric cancer. The compilation of resources in this book is priceless" - University of New Mexico Hospital