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Childhood Leukemia: A Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers
Nancy Keene
0596500157
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
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 parents and children who have lived with leukemia and its treatments. As many parents have already found, advice from "veteran" parents can be a lifeline. Obtaining a basic understanding of topics such as medical terminology, how drugs work, common side effects of chemotherapy, and how to work more effectively with medical personnel can only improve the...


Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, Vol. 1
Eleanor Coerr
0698118022
November 1999
Paperback
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Booklist, starred review
An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Hiroshima-born Sadako is lively and athletic--the star of her school's running team. And then the dizzy spells start. Soon gravely ill with leukemia, the "atom bomb disease," Sadako faces her future with spirit and bravery. Recalling a Japanese legend, Sadako sets to work folding paper cranes. For the legend holds that if a sick person folds one thousand cranes, the gods will grant her wish and make her healthy again. Based on a true story, Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes celebrates the extraordinary courage that made one young woman a heroine in Japan.

Includes instructions on how to fold your own...


Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide to Your Future
Nancy Keene
1565924606
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
More than 250,000 children, teens, and adults are survivors of childhood cancer. The present high rate of cure for childhood cancer is a cause for celebration--children and their families faced adversity and triumphed. The surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy used to cure children can affect growing bodies and developing minds. If young people know of these potential problems, they can take steps to identify, cope with, or treat them early if they do develop. Childhood Cancer Survivors charts the territory of long-term survivorship: Emotional aspects of surviving cancer Challenges for relationships; fertility concerns Follow-up schedules for health monitoring Self-care and lifestyle issues Transition from pediatric to adult care Overcoming discrimination in employment or insurance Authors Keene,...


The Cure of Childhood Leukemia: Into the Age of Miracles
John Laszlo
0813521866
August 1995
Hardcover
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Bluish
Virginia Hamilton
0439367867
June 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Bluish is unlike any girl 10-year-old Dreenie has ever seen. At school she sits in a wheelchair, her skin so pale it's almost blue. Dreenie, herself new to the New York City magnet school, is fascinated by her, but wary as well. Unaware that the name Bluish could have derogatory connotations ("Blewish," for Black and Jewish), she fixates on the moonlight blue skin tones of this curiously fragile child. Together with Tuli, a bi-racial girl who pretends to be Spanish (often with poignantly comical results), the three carefully forge a bond of friendship, stumbling often as they confront issues of illness, ethnicity, culture, need, and hope.

This novel has an edgy quality that may disconcert some readers until they find the rhythm. Bouncing back and forth between Dreenie's first person journal entries and a third person...



The Official Parent's Sourcebook on Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Icon Health Publications
0597833451
Nov 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This book has been created for parents who have decided to make education and research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it also gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it tells parents where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (also Acute childhood leukemia; Acute lymphocytic leukemia; Cancer acute childhood leukemia; Lymphoid leukemia; Tumor adrenal), from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official information available...


The Official Parent's Sourcebook on Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Icon Health Publications
0597834520
Nov 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This book has been created for parents who have decided to make education and research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it also gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it tells parents where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to childhood acute myeloid leukemia (also Acute granulocytic leukemia; Acute myeloid leukemia; Acute nonlymphoblastic leukemia; Acute nonlymphocytic leukemia; child Acute myeloid leukemia; child Acute nonlymphocytic leukemia), from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to...


Childhood Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Carl Pochedly (Editor)
0275900487
January 1985
Hardcover
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Book Description
Books on leukemia are devoted mainly to adult leukemias, with insufficient attention devoted to childhood leukemia. Childhood Lymphoblastic Leukemia is an in-depth, expert review of the subject useful to anyone involved in patient care or clinical research on childhood leukemia.


The Cure of Childhood Leukemia
John Laszlo
0813523850
Oct 1996
Paperback
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Communication Disorders in Childhood Cancer
Bruce E. Murdoch (Editor)
1861561156
August 1999
Paperback
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Childhood Cancer: A Parent's Guide to Solid Tumor Cancers
Honna Janes-Hodder
0596500149
January 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Each year, 11,000 children and adolescents in this country are diagnosed with cancer. Although numerous medical textbooks have been written on this subject, not many are aimed at parents and families. The authors, both mothers of children who had cancer and patient advocates in the Children's Oncology Group (Keene is also the author of Childhood Leukemia), fill in the gap with this guide to six solid-tumor childhood cancers: neuroblastoma, Wilms' tumor, liver tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, retinoblastoma, and bone sarcomas. The description for each tumor covers tumor origins, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. There are also chapters explaining clinical trials, surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy in general. Emotional and psychological issues are addressed as well, with personal accounts to help parents...


My Son... My Hero
Kevin Smith
1412047498
Dec 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
My Son, My Hero is the true account of 7 year old Michael James' brave battle with childhood cancer. It follows the story through his father Kevin's eyes. Included are all of the highs and lows that are commonplace when battling cancer. All facts are included, from the time of Michael's birth, to his first diagnosis at age 4, through his 2 year remission, then relapse and the road to bone marrow transplant. This book provides insight firsthand from the father who was with Michael constantly, is 100% true and is not embellished with any literary drama. Also revealed are the positive actions of many people, and the mistakes and oversights of others. The book tries to bring the reader into the hospital rooms, where the reality of the unthinkable slowly becomes more and more real. It is an emotional...


Childhood Leukemias
Ching-Hon Pui (Editor)
0521581761
October 1999
Hardcover
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From The New England Journal of Medicine, February 24, 2000
As Pui comments in the preface, the need for this book is based on the relative paucity of books in which all aspects of childhood leukemias are collated, despite the rapid expansion of scientific and clinical knowledge of these diseases. The book is intended to "meet the needs of a diverse readership," including clinicians, trainees, and scientists. Overall, I feel that Pui and his distinguished team of contributors (largely from the United States and many from the editor's institution, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) have achieved this aim. The book is laid out in four separate sections: introductory chapters (including an interesting account of the historical development of treatment of leukemia and a clear review of the epidemiology and causes of leukemia in...


Trial nudged adolescent survival of leukemia. (Intense, Prolonged Chemotherapy).(Brief Article) : An article from: Internal Medicine News [HTML]
Betsy Bates
B0008FAUT8
May 1, 2002
Digital
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Book Description
This digital document is an article from Internal Medicine News, published by International Medical News Group on May 1, 2002. The length of the article is 583 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Book Review Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation Details
Title: Trial nudged adolescent survival of leukemia. (Intense, Prolonged Chemotherapy).(Brief Article)
Author: Betsy Bates
Publication: Internal Medicine News (Magazine/Journal)
Date: May 1, 2002
Publisher: International Medical News Group
Volume: 35 Issue: 9 Page: 36(1)Article Type: Brief ArticleDistributed by Thomson Gale

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Childhood Leukemias
Ching-Hon Pui (Editor)
0521825199
February 2006
Hardcover
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From The New England Journal of Medicine, February 24, 2000
As Pui comments in the preface, the need for this book is based on the relative paucity of books in which all aspects of childhood leukemias are collated, despite the rapid expansion of scientific and clinical knowledge of these diseases. The book is intended to "meet the needs of a diverse readership," including clinicians, trainees, and scientists. Overall, I feel that Pui and his distinguished team of contributors (largely from the United States and many from the editor's institution, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) have achieved this aim. The book is laid out in four separate sections: introductory chapters (including an interesting account of the historical development of treatment of leukemia and a clear review of the epidemiology and causes of leukemia in...


Childhood Leukaemia : The Facts (The Facts Series)
John S. Lilleyman
0192624512


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Book Description
Everyone has heard of leukemia, a group of blood disorders which together are the most common of life-threatening diseases of childhood, but few people know much about them. The diseases vary greatly in their severity and response to treatment: these days, children who develop one of the more
responsive forms of leukemia are very likely to be cured. Parents naturally always have a large number of questions when their child is first suspected of having leukemia. John Lilleyman has worked at The Children's Hospital in Sheffield with countless children with leukemia and their families, and
he answers these questions in a straightforward manner. He carefully explains how leukemia causes illness, the treatment that will be offered for your child, what sort of progress can be expected, and also the meaning of many...


Surviving Childhood Cancer
Margot Joan Fromer
1572241020
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Info
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Reference for the families of children with cancer on coping with cancer. Discusses topics such as communicating with family, friends, and the child's school, family stresses, and the financial impact as well as clinical aspects. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Temporal changes in water quality at a childhood leukemia cluster. : An article from: Ground Water [HTML]
Ralph L. Seiler
B000BKSKOM
May 1, 2004
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Book Description
This digital document is an article from Ground Water, published by Thomson Gale on May 1, 2004. The length of the article is 7206 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Book Review Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation Details
Title: Temporal changes in water quality at a childhood leukemia cluster.
Author: Ralph L. Seiler
Publication: Ground Water (Magazine/Journal)
Date: May 1, 2004
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 42 Issue: 3 Page: 446(10)Distributed by Thomson Gale

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Introduction Since 1997, 15 cases of acute lymphocytic leukemia and one case of acute myelocytic leukemia...



What almost dying taught me about living. : An article from: Girls' Life [HTML]
Sandy Fertman Ryan
B0008FIJZA
October 1, 2002
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Book Description
This digital document is an article from Girls' Life, published by Monarch Avalon, Inc. on October 1, 2002. The length of the article is 1299 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Book Review Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.Citation Details
Title: What almost dying taught me about living.
Author: Sandy Fertman Ryan
Publication: Girls' Life (Magazine/Journal)
Date: October 1, 2002
Publisher: Monarch Avalon, Inc.
Volume: 9 Issue: 2 Page: 72(3)Distributed by Thomson Gale

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Until last year, I was a normal girl, just like you. Then I was diagnosed with leukemia, a form of cancer....



Walking with a Shadow: Surviving Childhood Leukemia
Nanci A. Sullivan
0275958140
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Childhood cancer, particularly leukemia, is on the rise. Leukemia strikes one child in every 25,000, and most often does so between the ages of 3 and 7. Annually, more than 2,700 children are diagnosed with leukemia in the United States. Due to advances in biotechnology and medicine, survival rates for this once-deadly disease now stand at 80%. But the psychological effects of diagnosis, removal from school, treatment, and remission or cure, linger. Here nine long-term survivors of childhood leukemia share their vivid memories and give us insight into the physiological changes, psychosocial and educational difficulties that became a constant "shadow" in their lives. Author Nanci Sullivan provides recommendations for ways teachers, counselors, and other adults may better help young students with leukemia cope.

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