Childhood Leukemia: A Guide for Families, Friends & Caregivers

Childhood Leukemia A Guide for Families Friends Caregivers Approximately 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

  • Title: Childhood Leukemia: A Guide for Families, Friends & Caregivers
  • Author: Nancy Keene
  • ISBN: 9781941089040
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 treatmApproximately 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.

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    1. My 3 year old neighbor has leukemia (ALL), and I love her a lot. She's doing good (for a leukiemia patient), and I really liked this book. I couldn't put it down. It covered everything from diagnosis, to treatment options, to school and classroom issues, to finances, to chemo side effects, to transplants to end of treatment or death and bereavement and on and on. It covered everything. It explains the disease and side effects of treatment in understandable terms, and combines it with information [...]

    2. My daughter was diagnosed with leukemia in June of 2007. This book was given to me in the hospital, shortly after her diagnosis. It took a few months for the initial shock of diagnosis to wear off, before I felt able to read and process the information in this book. But once I started reading it, the book became a great reference for me. The section on the different medications, their uses and side effects was especially helpful and I referred to it many times.I enjoyed reading what other parent [...]

    3. I didn't really read the WHOLE thingI read parts that I was interested in. I was doing research at my own leisure and found some very interesting things about leukemia. My mom actually read this book. She said it was a lifesaver and now I understand why. This book is sooo helpful and very useful to parents who have a child with leukemia. It tells you a very detailed description about what leukemia is, what the possible treatment options are, common side effects, and so much more. But it also goe [...]

    4. I picked this book up because I have a friend whose son was diagnosed with leukemia. I wanted more insight on what she was going through, so that I could be better equipped to be a strong part of her support system. This book really came through. The author includes excerpts from personal stories of several different families with the understanding that each child's diagnoses is different. Medical and technical terms are broken down and thoroughly explained. Resources for support groups and more [...]

    5. This was the best resource for me after my daughter was diagnosed with leukemia. I wish I could buy extra copies to have at the oncology office so they could give them to parents when their children are diagnosed. Parents of kids with leukemia can apply for a free copy from the ACCO, but it is worth every penny if you buy your own.

    6. This has been one of my best resources during my daughter's treatment for ALL. Lot's of medical information combined with actual family experiences.

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