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To Live Again
Lurlene McDaniel
0553571516
Apr 2001
Paperback
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From Booklist
Gr. 5-9. The fifth book featuring 17-year-old Dawn Rochelle is a page-turner that will captivate readers looking for melodrama. When Dawn was 13 she was diagnosed with leukemia. Now, after nearly three years in remission, she faces another medical crisis--a stroke, which has left her partially paralyzed. The doctors, physical therapists, and occupational therapists are optimistic about her recovery, but Dawn, discouraged by the setback, falls into despair. The effects of her paralysis are impossible to hide, and she's embarrassed by her limp, slurred speech, and lopsided smile. She's also certain that she'll lose her boyfriend. What's best is the depiction of Dawn's turbulent emotions as she faces another tough struggle. Give this to McDaniel's fans, of course, as well as other readers who can handle a good cry....


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...


My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult
0743454537
February 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The difficult choices a family must make when a child is diagnosed with a serious disease are explored with pathos and understanding in this 11th novel by Picoult (Second Glance, etc.). The author, who has taken on such controversial subjects as euthanasia (Mercy), teen suicide (The Pact) and sterilization laws (Second Glance), turns her gaze on genetic planning, the prospect of creating babies for health purposes and the ethical and moral fallout that results. Kate Fitzgerald has a rare form of leukemia. Her sister, Anna, was conceived to provide a donor match for procedures that become increasingly invasive. At 13, Anna hires a lawyer so that she can sue her parents for the right to make her own decisions about how her body is used when a kidney transplant is planned. Meanwhile, Jesse, the neglected oldest child of the family,...


Drums, Girls, And Dangerous Pie (Teen's Top 10 (Awards))

0439755190


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From Booklist
*Starred Review* Gr. 5-8. Steven Alper is a typical eighth-grader--smarter than some, a better drummer than most, but with the usual girl problems and family trials. Then, on October 7, his five-year-old brother, Jeffrey, falls, has a nosebleed that doesn't stop, and is diagnosed with leukemia. All hell breaks loose. Mrs. Alper's days and nights revolve around getting Jeffrey to his chemotherapy treatments, and Mr. Alper retreats into a shell, coming out only occasionally to weep over the mounting medical bills. Steven becomes the forgotten son, who throws himself into drumming, even as he quits doing his homework and tries to keep his friends from finding out about Jeffrey's illness. A story that could have morphed into melodrama is saved by reality, rawness, and the wit Sonnenblick infuses into Steven's first-person...


Socrates in Love
Kyoichi Katayama
1421501546
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Gideon's Gift
Karen Kingsbury
0446531243
October 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Kingsbury, a beloved novelist in the CBA market, is known for weepy tales replete with hospital bedside scenes, emotional reunions and miracles. This eager if predictable novella will please her established fans, and may win a few new ones as well, provided they are armed with enough Kleenex. In the story, the Scrooge-like Earl Badgett-a grumpy and aggressive version of the typical widower of CBA fiction-has his Christian faith revived through the efforts of an eight-year-old girl. Pious, mature children who lead adults back to faith were a staple of 19th-century domestic fiction, and remain so in the CBA today; sweet little Gideon Mercer is no exception. And if the novel's emotional quotient weren't high enough, she's even suffering from leukemia. Despite the overwrought stereotypes, Kingsbury writes quite well;...


Rose for Melinda
Lurlene McDaniel
0553570900
August 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Told in letters, journal entries, e-mails, doctors’ reports, and instant messages, the heartbreaking story of an aspiring ballet dancer battling leukemia.

From: Melinda Skye
To: Readers
Subject: Jesse

Hi! I can’t believe it. What a surprise from Jesse. When he got my e-mail about being accepted by the Washington School of Classical Dance’s summer program, he called to congratulate me! I loved hearing his voice. We’ve been friends forever–could it turn into something more?
Melinda

From: Jesse Rose
To: Readers
Subject: Melinda

I couldn’t believe the news. Melinda is so young! How could she be sick? How did she get leukemia? She’s got to get better. She’s got to.
Jesse

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100 Q&A about Leukemia
Edward D. Ball
0763720380
Dec 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
...gives you authoriatative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and much more

Book Info
Univ. of California, San Diego. Consumer text provides practical answers to questions about treatment options, post-treatment quality of life, sources of support, and more on the subject of leukemia. Written by a survivor and prominent physician specializing in the treatment of leukemia. Question-and-answer format with indexed pages. Softcover.


The Breuss Cancer Cure: Advice for the Prevention and Natural Treatment of Cancer, Leukemia and Other Seemingly Incurable Diseases
Rudolf Breuss
0920470564
October 1995
Paperback
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My Sister's Keeper
Jodi Picoult
0743454529
April 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The difficult choices a family must make when a child is diagnosed with a serious disease are explored with pathos and understanding in this 11th novel by Picoult (Second Glance, etc.). The author, who has taken on such controversial subjects as euthanasia (Mercy), teen suicide (The Pact) and sterilization laws (Second Glance), turns her gaze on genetic planning, the prospect of creating babies for health purposes and the ethical and moral fallout that results. Kate Fitzgerald has a rare form of leukemia. Her sister, Anna, was conceived to provide a donor match for procedures that become increasingly invasive. At 13, Anna hires a lawyer so that she can sue her parents for the right to make her own decisions about how her body is used when a kidney transplant is planned. Meanwhile, Jesse, the neglected oldest...


The Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Pathobiology and Clinical Management (Basic & Clinical Oncology, 27)
John Bennett
0824707826
May 15, 2002
Hardcover
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Review
" …very informative, comprehensive, and well-edited. "-The Bulletin of the Royal College of Pathologists

Book Description
This reference provides a comprehensive overview of the latest research detailing the etiology, epidemiology, treatment, and detection of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)-identifying effective therapeutic regimens, adverse environmental and genetic factors, and efficient modalities of supportive care that improve patient survival and enhance quality of life.Contains recent amendments to MDS classification criteria by the World Health Organization!The Myelodysplastic Syndromes discussesimmunological abnormalities and inflammatory diseases associated with MDSthe development of therapy-related MDSauto and allo bone marrow transplantationthe formation of...


This is the Child
Terry Pringle
0870743325
Apr 1992
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A father's chronicle of the harrowing disintegration of his six-year-old son, a leukemia victim, becomes a testimonial to the power of the family's faith. Copyright 1992 Cahners Business Information, Inc.


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...


Treatment of Leukemia and Lymphoma
David Scheinberg
0120329522
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
New Treatments of Leukemia and Lymphoma describes the most important advances in the therapy of hematopoietic cancers that have been derived from recent discoveries in cancer cell biology, kinase biochemistry, and immunology.

Detailed descriptions of the large number of new and effective agents that have recently become available for the treatment of leukemias and lymphomas as well as an understanding of their mechanisms of action and their integration into current therapy are provided. A number of experimental drug reagents currently in clinical investigation are also discussed. The therapies include conventional anti-metabolites, monoclonal antibodies directed to cell surface receptors, antibodies tagged with toxins and radiopharmaceuticals, inhibitors of specific kinases, stem cell transplants, and...


Angels in Pink: Raina's Story
Lurlene McDaniel
0385731574
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Raina is happy and relieved that her friends Kathleen and Holly found volunteering at the hospital rewarding. They loved their summers at the hospital so much they will be working for credit during their junior year.

Raina is also looking forward to spending as much time as possible with Hunter during their last year of high school together. Kathleen is still dating Carson, but they are at different schools and she’s worried it won’t last. And poor Holly’s still waiting for her parents to let up on their rules so she can actually go out on a date.

Everything is going well until Raina’s old boyfriend Tony shows up and threatens to ruin the thing that matters to Raina the most—her relationship with Hunter. But she isn’t the only one with a secret. When Raina’s...


The Leukemia-Lymphoma Cell Line Factsbook
Hans G. Drexler
0122219708
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Review
"This book is most timely and should be an essential component for all investigators involved in cell culture research."
—John Bennett, University of Rochester Medical Center (2002)

Review
"This book is most timely and should be an essential component for all investigators involved in cell culture research."
—John Bennett, University of Rochester Medical Center (2002)

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Dx/rx: Leukemia (Jones and Bartlett Publishers Dx/Rx Oncology Series)
John M., M.D. Burke, Manish A., M.D. Shah (Editor)
0763727385
December 2, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Tightly organized into a super-condensed outline bulleted format, this handy, pocket-sized manual details precise, up-to-date information for diagnosis and treatment of Leukemia. Throughout the book, tables and figures summarize important clinical data and current professional society recommendations, while salient references direct readers to additional information. Current, quick, and concise, for instant access in the ward or in the clinic!


The Rainmaker
John Grisham
044022165X
January 1996
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Rudy Baylor, a new law school graduate, once dreamed of the good life as a corporate attorney. Now he faces joblessness and bankruptcy--unless he can win an insurance case against a heavyweight team of lawyers, a case that starts small but mushrooms into a frightening war of nerve and legal skill that could cost Rudy not only his future, but also his life.

Book Review Audiobook Review
The supple voice and deft narrative skills of Frank Muller are an excellent match for this tremendously popular courtroom thriller. With subtle vocal changes, accents, and thoughtful interpretation, Muller helps elevate the drama and suspense of this fascinating tale, which pits a small-time rookie lawyer against the power and influence of a corrupt insurance company. Muller's talent gives life to the...


Experimental Leukemia and Mammary Cancer
Charles Brenton Huggins
0226358607
Apr 1979
Hardcover
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Book Description
Charles Brenton Huggins won the Nobel prize in 1966 for his extensive work in cancer research. He has spent fifty years at the laboratory bench exploring the nature of this disease in an attempt to understand and control it. In this volume, based almost exclusively on experiments conducted over the past twenty years at the University of Chicago, is both the record of Huggins's own research and, in Huggins's words, "a do-it-yourself guide for cancer research workers." Written simply and clearly so that the experiments can be easily reproduced, the book presents Huggins's experiments in the induction of breast cancer and leukemia in rodents. It also describes the methods he discovered to prevent cancer and to cure many of the cancers he has been able to induce. Although most of the material concerns breast cancer and...


Childhood Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Pochedly
0275900487
Jan 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.


Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
Lurlene McDaniel
0553288970
March 1991
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Sometimes Carrie Blake feels she just can't stand  life's problems or pain. At fifteen, she's had  leukemia for three years, and although the disease is  in remission, she's never sure when things might  change. Her parents, whose bitter divoce has left  Carrie feeling torn between them, don't seem to  understand how much harder they make her daily  life.



When Carrie meets Keith Gardner at a  cancer support group, everything seems brighter.  Keith and his loving supportive family are  wonderful to Carrie. Then Keith's illness worsens and he  knows he can no longer fight off dying. Armed with  love of family and friends, Keith chooses to  participate in a hospice program, which...


Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Eleanor Coerr
0142401137
April 2004
Paperback
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Booklist, starred review
An extraordinary book, one no reader will fail to find compelling and unforgettable.

Book Description
Born in Hiroshima in 1943, Sadako was the star of her school’s running team, until the dizzy spells started and she was forced to face the hardest race of her life—the race against time.

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Walking with a Shadow
Nanci A. Sullivan
0275958140
Sept 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.


The Best Day The Worst Day : Life with Jane Kenyon
Donald Hall
0618478019
May 1, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"Jane Kenyon died of leukemia at 7:57 in the morning, April 22, 1995" is the first sentence of this unsparing and beautifully structured memoir. She was only 47, and the struggle was harrowing, but it followed 23 years of an extraordinarily happy marriage between poets, blissful despite the difference in their ages (19 years; she had been his student), and her illness and chronic clinical depression. Alternating with the meticulous account of the progress of Kenyon's disease are warm, joyful chapters as Hall recalls their time together. They lived quietly in a New Hampshire farmhouse that had been in Hall's family for generations, "the house of poetry, which was also the house of love and grief; the house of solitude and art; the house of Jane's depression and my cancers and Jane's leukemia." As increasingly...


Adult Leukemia: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Families

0596500017
April 15, 2001
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Part of the "Patient-Centered Guides" series, this book combines extensive medical information, practical information, and emotional support for patients and caregivers. Like most disease-specific books, it begins with an extensive overview of the affliction and its signs, symptoms, and diagnosis. Subsequent chapters include tests and procedures; subtypes, stagings, and prognoses; risks and causes; treatment options; communication with medical personnel; treatment side effects; and getting support. Chapters on insurance and finances and life after treatment are especially useful, as are sections on normal blood values and the glossary. Author Lackritz was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in her early 50s. The book reflects the wisdom of someone who has "been there," and her memoirs (and those of leukemia...

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