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Childhood leukaemia : the facts
Lilleyman, J. S.
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Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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x, 148 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
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RJ416.L4 L55 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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To the parents of a child newly diagnosed with leukaemia there are so many questions - what caused the illness, what does the treatment involve, and crucially, will my child fully recover? The difficulties in coping and getting on with everyday life both during and after the illness remainjust as great, whether treatment is successful or not. Even years after the treatment, there are concerns about the possibility of recurrence. More recently, growing attention has been focused on the increasing number of long-term survivors. Will their leukaemia return after many years? Are they atincreased risk of other cancers? Should they have children? Will their children get leukaemia? This new edition of Childhood Leukaemia: The Facts explains the new science, the new treatment strategies, and addresses the concerns for parents and the children themselves. The book explains howvarious leukaemias develop, what might be involved in the cause of some types, and how they can best be treated. The book has been restructured into sixteen smaller chapters, some of which are completely new and all of which have been revised and updated. Also new to this edition is the concept of"shared care" between children's cancer units and local district hospitals. Written with the concerns of the parents in mind, the book offers essential and reassuring advice on coping with this distressing illness.

Author Notes

Professor Lilleyman is one of leading authorities in the country on childhood leuakaemia. He has many years experience of treating children with these illnesses

Table of Contents

1 The beginning
2 Cells, cancer, and blood
3 Bone marrow, the nursery of blood cells and the seat of leukaemia
4 Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia 1: its recognition, causes, and types
5 Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia 2: initial treatment
6 Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia 3: risk factorts, the outcome of treatment, and the problem of relapse
7 Acute myeloid leukaemia
8 Bone marrow transplantation
9 Rare and strange childhood leukaemias
10 Living with leukaemia: at tihe time, and afterwards