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Children with cancer : a comprehensive reference guide for parents
Bracken, Jeanne Munn.
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Revised and updated edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press, [2010]

Physical Description:
xv, 569 pages ; 24 cm
"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.
Machine generated contents note: -- Section I: What we're up against: the diseases 1. Introduction 2. Genetics of childhood cancer 3. Leukemia 4. Lymphoma 5. Hodgkin Disease 6. Neuroblastoma 7. Wilm 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 (including HIV/AIDS related cancers) Section II: What we can do about childhood cancer: the treatments 15. Introduction: where to seek treatment; clinical trials 16. Surgery 17. Radiation 18. Chemotherapy 19. Bone marrow and stem cell transplants 20. New and experimental therapies 21. Alternative and complementary therapies 22. Supporting the child through therapy Section III: How to Cope 23. Emotional aspects of childhood cancer 24. Siblings, other family and friends 25. Handling medical problems at home 26. Money matters 27. The patient in the clinic and the hospital 28. Rights and responsibilities 29. The patient in school 30. The adolescent cancer patient 31. The survivors 32. Death Section IV: Where to go for help 33. Introduction 34. Internet 35. International, National and Regional organizations 36. U. S. Clinics 37. International clinics Appendix: Medical tests Glossary of terms Index.
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