A description about the causes, symptoms, and treatment for the disease
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Gr. 6-12. Rather than delving right into the diagnosis, physical effects, and treatment of cancer, Cefrey's entry in the Coping series begins by providing helpful descriptions of the human body and simple diagrams identifying its systems. That background proves useful in clarifying later chapters about cancer cells and how they spread. Cefrey goes beyond medical facts to intersperse suggestions about dealing with the emotional trauma of a potentially fatal diagnosis and for supporting someone who is ill. The writing could have been more carefully edited, and the glossary fails to include some important terms mentioned in the text. But this is still worth noting for its helpful bulleted lists and its efforts to teach readers how to talk about a disease that often frightens people into silent withdrawal. Helpful lists of organizations, Web sites, and works cited are appended. Roger Leslie
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Grade 5-10-A brief and concise overview of the topic. The author briefly outlines the major systems of the body and then discusses how cancer develops. The bulk of the book deals with patient experiences, giving advice on doctor's visits, explaining tests and treatments, and offering ways of coping with the diagnosis. There is a section on known preventive measures that issues cautions about smoking and too much sun. The line drawings are crude and simple but sufficiently illustrate the text. An extensive index and a list of related organizations and Internet sites are included. This is more of a self-help book than Lisa Yount's Cancer (Lucent, 1999) and Steven I. Benowitz's Cancer (Enslow, 1999), although all three titles cover much of the same material.
Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY
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Book Description Rosen Publishing Group, 2003. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0823940888
Book Description Rosen Publishing Group, 2003. Book Condition: New. illustrated edition. Ships from the UK. BRAND NEW. Bookseller Inventory # GRP69448940