Childhood Cancer
Childhood Cancer

Childhood Cancer

A Parent's Guide to Solid Tumor Cancers

HEALTH & FITNESS

576 Pages, 7 x 9

Formats: Paperback, ebook: EPUB, Mobipocket, ebook: PDF

Paperback, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $35.95)

Publication Date: September 2016

ISBN 9781941089903

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Overview

Each year more than 6,000 children and teens in the United States are diagnosed with a solid tumor (e.g., kidney tumor, liver tumor, neuroblastoma, retinoblastoma, or sarcoma). The illnesses and their treatments can have devastating effects on family, friends, schoolmates, and the larger community. This newly updated edition contains essential information families need during this difficult time. It includes descriptions of the newest treatments, such as computer-assisted surgery, tandem stem cell transplants, and targeted therapies as well as practical advice about how to cope with diagnosis, medical procedures, hospitalization, school, and finances. Woven throughout the text are true stories–practical, poignant, moving, funny–from more than 100 children with cancer, their siblings, and their parents. 

Reviews

"Childhood Cancer is an invaluable resource for any family going through treatment and beyond. It is easy to understand, very thorough, and full of true stories from those who have gone down that scary road. This book is a gem!!" --Denise Maxson, American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest

"This book should be not only in consumer health collections, it belongs in the hands of all those who care for children diagnosed with cancer. Childhood Cancer provides not just information, it offers wisdom. Highly recommended." --Kate Cheromcha, Medical Library Association, Cancer Section

"Nancy Keene's passion to EDUCATE people who are new to childhood cancers is AWESOME!!!" --Jonny Imerman, survivor and founder of Imerman Angels, imermanangels.org

"This remarkable, outstanding, and comprehensive guide offers rock-solid guidance to parents. A valuable and highly recommended addition to any library." —Claire B. Joseph, MS, MA, AHIP, Medical Library Association Newsletter

"Never have I read a more beautifully written book about cancer. Simply amazing! I have been blessed by reading this priceless book; I cried, I laughed, I was encouraged, and I was further educated." —Joy McLeod, MS, RN, CPNP, CHIS, The Emily Center Family Health Library at Phoenix Children's Hospital Newsletter

"Childhood Cancer is highly recommended for libraries in children's hospitals and institutions treating children with cancer." —Deborah Magnan, PT, MLIS, AHIP, Medical Library Association Hospital Library Section Newsletter

"In this latest edition of the esteemed childhood cancer guide, parents of sick children will find the best information available . . . VERDICT: Comprehensive, encouraging, and pragmatic, this essential title belongs in all libraries." —Julianne Smith, Library Journal starred review

"A product of extensive collaboration, this book is enriched by contributions from more than 140 parents, children with solid tumors, and their siblings, and has been reviewed by a long list of well-respected pediatric oncology experts. Truly remarkable." —Elisheba Muturi-Kihara and Pamela Dent Bontuyan, Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet

Author Biography

Anne Spurgeon, trained as a historian at the University of Wisconsin, is the parent of a long-term survivor of rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft tissue sarcoma. For more than 15 years, she served as the executive director of the Badger Childhood Cancer Network in Madison, Wisconsin. Nancy Keene is the mother of a long-term survivor of childhood cancer and one of the founders of the nonprofit publisher, Childhood Cancer Guides. A well-known writer and advocate for children with cancer, she has written fourteen consumer health books on topics ranging from childhood cancer to working with your doctor. She was the first chair of the Patient Advocacy Committees of both the Children's Cancer Group and the Children's Oncology Group.