Childhood Leukaemia: A Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers

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Published USA, 2002 (3rd edition)
Faced with a diagnosis of a life threatening disease, parents of a newly diagnosed child with leukaemia often struggle to understand the facts and explanations of the disease and treatment they face, while at the same time dealing with overwhelming feelings of fear, confusion and isolation. Now in its third edition, this authoritative text is one of the most complete parent guides available on the topic of childhood leukaemia. Parents will find the vignettes helpful as well.

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Treatment, including bone marrow transplants, new chemotherapy drugs, new methods for dealing with side effects
Resources for medical information, emotional support and financial assistance
Practical advice on how to cope with medical procedures, hospitalization, school and family
Stories from veteran parents and children who have lived with leukaemia and its treatments
A pull-out medical record-keeper

Nancy Keene was the first chair of the Patient Advocacy Committee of the Children's Cancer Group, a research organization consisting of paediatric oncology specialists in the USA, Canada and Australia.
Paperback. 506 pages

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