Children with Cancer: A Comprehensive Reference Guide for Parents

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Written by a reference librarian whose child has survived cancer, this book pulls together a wealth of up-to-date information essential for any layman who wants to help a child or family through this ordeal--including grandparents and other relatives, friends, neighbors, teachers, and clergymen. Doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals will also find the book a valuable resource. Children can and do survive cancer; the last decade has seen enormous strides in treatment. Children with cancer will help patients and their families to be educated consumers--to search out the best care available as well as to live each day under care to the fullest. The information ranges from sophisticated, hard-to-find medical facts to practical tips on how to handle side effects, deal with curious strangers, and much more.

The author describes in detail the types of childhood cancer--how they affect the child, what treatments are available, how to cope with the changes this diagnosis will bring to the entire family, and where to go for help, both emotional and medical. The tone is encouraging yet honest about the problems that must be faced--not only from the diseases but from the treatments too, conventional as well as experimental. An appendix explains common medical tests and a glossary defines terms. The book includes comprehensive lists of organizations, clinics, and cancer centers, complete with names and addresses, and numerous bibliographies on specific subjects.

About the Author:

Jeanne Munn Bracken is a librarian, reporter, and free-lance writer.

A long-needed resource for parents of afflicted children
·Filled with practical tips and hard-to-find information
·Honest yet reassuring
·Includes comprehensive listings of cancer centers, clinics, organizations, and suggestions for further information

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Jeanne Munn Bracken is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, with a major in German Language and Literature and a minor in Speech and Drama. She also graduated from Simmons College with a Master of Science in Library Science. She worked at the UNH Dimond Library, at the Boston University School of Medicine Library, at the Research Library at Arthur D. Little, Inc., and at the Acton Memorial Library. She currently is Reference Librarian at the Lincoln (MA) Public Library.

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"It's all here: the tools we need feel fully competent as parents, to be advocates for our children, to keep the balance in our lives."--Grace Powers Monaco, J.D., Chairman of the Board, The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation

"Fills an important gap in resources available to parents...informative, practical, and useful."--Genevieve V. Foley, R.N., M.S.N., Director of Pediatric and Surgical Nursing, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

"A remarkable job....The technical information is clearly stated, up to date and accurate.....But most of all, this is a human book."--Los Angeles Times

"Comprehensive, well written, accurate, and compassionate.... Bracken's book can serve as a primary reference for parents and can be used as well by health care professionals and teachers." --Science Books and Films

"Children with Cancer is the comprehensive guide the title portrays it to be, and more....Oncology nurses can recommend this book to parents of children with cancer. It is educational, realistic, and optimistic."--Oncology Nursing Forum

"....A valuable reference guide for all of us who come in contact with childhood cancer....[delivers] the most up-to-date information on treatment--chemotherapy, radiation, surgery--and even new or experimental treatments....To be effective advocated for our children, we must have access to
knowledge. This book helps provide that knowledge." -- Ayn Robinson, founding parent of the National Naval Medical Center Parent Support Group

"This is an extremely informative book, an excellent reference manual for medical students, paramedical and nursing staff and even medical practitioners. It has a most comprehensive glossary of terms and very detailed chapters dealing with the most commonly occurring childhood malignant
diseases....This is a concise, well-documented reference guide which should be made known to parents of children diagnosed as having malignancy. It can certainly be strongly recommended to those interested in this field of pediatric medicine." --South Africa Medical Journal

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