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Childhood cancer [electronic resource] : a parent's guide to solid tumor cancers /
Honna Janes-Hodder & Nancy Keene.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly & Assoc., 1999.
description
xvi, 521 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1565925319 (pbk. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly & Assoc., 1999.
isbn
1565925319 (pbk. : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Includes a follow-up guide and treatment record.
catalogue key
8487118
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Authors Honna Janes-Hodder and Nancy Keene have both had a child with cancer; they are very active in supporting other parents and in advocating with pediatric cancer specialists. Parents who read this book will encounter medical facts that are simply explained, advice that can ease their daily lives, and tools to help them be strong advocates for their child.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 1999-10-01:
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 and families cope with daily stress or in the event of death. This practical guide will empower parents to understand the disease better and participate more actively in the treatment process. Recommended for all consumer health collections.ÄLily Liu, Arkansas Children's Hosp. Medical Lib., Little Rock (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Summaries
Main Description
Childhood Cancer , the most complete parent guide available, features detailed and precise medical information about solid tumor childhood cancers, including neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor, liver tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, and bone sarcomas. In addition, it offers 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 cancer 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 quality of life for the whole family suffering along with their child. Having parents describe their own emotional ups and downs, how they coped, and how they molded their family life around hospitalizations can be a tremendous comfort. Just knowing that there are other kids on chemotherapy who refuse to eat anything but tacos or who have frequent rages can make one feel less alone. Parents who read this book will encounter medical facts simply explained, advice to ease their daily lives, and tools to be strong advocates for their child.
Main Description
Childhood Cancer, the most complete parent guide available, features detailed and precise medical information about solid tumor childhood cancers, including neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor, liver tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, and bone sarcomas. In addition, it offers 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 cancer 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 quality of life for the whole family suffering along with their child. Having parents describe their own emotional ups and downs, how they coped, and how they molded their family life around hospitalizations can be a tremendous comfort. Just knowing that there are other kids on chemotherapy who refuse to eat anything but tacos or who have frequent rages can make one feel less alone.Parents who read this book will encounter medical facts simply explained, advice to ease their daily lives, and tools to be strong advocates for their child.
Main Description
There are nearly 6,000 children in the United States who are being treated for solid-tumor cancers. Childhood Cancer: A Parent's Guide to Solid Tumor Cancers offers detailed and precise medical information about solid-tumor childhood cancers, which include neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor, liver tumors, bone sarcomas, and retinoblastoma. Book jacket.
Unpaid Annotation
This complete guide features detailed and precise medical information about solid tumor childhood cancers, including neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor, liver tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, and bone sarcomas. Parents will find 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. Knowing basic medical terminology, how drugs work, the common side effects of chemotherapy, and how to work more effectively with medical personnel can only improve the quality of life for the whole family suffering along with their child. And it can be a tremendous comfort learning how other parents coped with their own emotional ups and downs and how they molded their family life around hospitalizations. Just knowing that there are other kids on chemotherapy who refuse to eat anything but tacos or who have frequent rages can make one feel less alone. In this book, parents will encounter medical facts simply explained, advice to ease their daily lives, and tools to be strong advocates for their child.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Diagnosisp. 1
Coping with Proceduresp. 13
Family and Friendsp. 41
Forming a Partnership with the Medical Teamp. 64
Clinical Trialsp. 80
Cathetersp. 91
Surviving Your Child's Hospitalizationp. 106
Neuroblastomap. 113
Wilms Tumorp. 126
Soft Tissue Sarcomasp. 137
Bone Sarcomasp. 152
Liver Cancersp. 170
Retinoblastomap. 181
Sources of Supportp. 194
Chemotherapyp. 210
Common Side Effects of Chemotherapyp. 245
Radiationp. 266
Surgeryp. 280
Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantationp. 290
Record Keeping and Financesp. 305
Nutritionp. 321
Schoolp. 339
Siblingsp. 361
Feelings, Communication, and Behaviorp. 380
End of Treatment and Beyondp. 402
Relapsep. 418
Death and Bereavementp. 426
Photographs of Our Childrenp. 451
Blood Counts and What They Meanp. 458
Resource Organizationsp. 466
Books and Online Sitesp. 477
Glossaryp. 493
Indexp. 507
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