My Child Has Cancer

My Child Has Cancer

A Parent's Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survival

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A pediatric cancer specialist, herself a cancer patient and the mother of three young children, guides parents through the process of diagnosis, choosing treatments, maximizing recovery potential, and learning to cope.
They are four words that can terrify any parent to the core: Your child has cancer. Each year more than 13,000 children and teenagers are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. The shock and demands of that diagnosis can be overwhelming for the parents, children, family, and friends as they face the emotions, along with the need to understand what the diagnosis means as well as what treatments are available and which are right for them. Parents, family members, friends, and professionals in healthcare will find support in this book. Written by a specialist in Pediatric Oncology, who is herself a cancer survivor as well as the mother of three young children, this book is clearly-stated and offers comprehensive information about the cancers that strike our youngest.

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While supplying the facts, Howell, a cancer patient as well as a practitioner in pediatric hematology and ontology, gives families and friends information they can use in helping a child get through treatment. She describes the different types of childhood cancer so adults can tell the child what is going on with his or her body. She also describes the medical system, chemotherapy and other medicines, stem cell and bone marrow transplants, common side effects, alternative medicine, and clinical trials, and gives advice on what to do when cancer treatments stop working. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008
ISBN: 9780275996017
Branch Call Number: 616.994 H855m
Characteristics: xvi, 198 pages ; 25 cm


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