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Children with cancer : a reference guide for parents / Jeanne Munn Bracken
BOOK | Oxford University Press | 2010. | Rev. and updated ed.
Available at CloverHill (618.92994 B)

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Edition
Rev. and updated ed.
Descript.
xv, 569 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [521]-548) and index.
Summary
"Children with Cancer draws 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, as well as doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
Section I: What we're up against: the diseases -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Genetics of childhood cancer -- 3. Leukemia -- 4. Lymphoma -- 5. Childhood Hodgkin Lympohoma -- 6. Neuroblastoma -- 7. Wilms tumor -- 8. Bone cancers -- 9. Brain and central nervous system tumors -- 10. Retinoblastoma 11. Soft tissue sarcoma -- 12. Germ cell tumors -- 13. Testicular cancer -- 14. Rare cancers of childhood -- Section II: What we can do about childhood cancer: the treatments -- 15. Introduction to childhood cancer therapy -- 16. Surgery -- 17. Radiation -- 18. Chemotherapy -- 19. Bone marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplants -- 20. New and experimental treatments -- 21. Alternative and complementary treatments -- 22. Suppporting the child through therapy -- Section III: How to cope -- 23. Emotional aspects of childhood cander -- 24. Siblings, other family, and friends -- 25. Handling medical problems at home -- 26. Money matters -- 27. The patient at the clinic and in the hospital -- 28. Rights and responsibilities -- 29. The patient at school -- 30. The adolescent cancer patient -- 31. The survivors -- 32. Death -- 33. Using the internet -- Appendices: (A) Clinics and local organizations in the United States and Canada -- (B) Organizations in the United States and Canada -- (C) Organizations and clinics outside the United States -- (D) Medical tests -- Glossary of terms and common abbreviations.
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9780195147391 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
0195147391 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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