By Jeanne Munn Bracken
Youngsters can and do live on melanoma; the decade has noticeable many significant developments in therapy. Written truthfully, but in a reassuring tone, by way of a reference librarian whose baby has survived melanoma, Children with melanoma draws jointly a wealth of up to date info crucial for a person who needs to aid a toddler or relatives via this ordeal--including kin, associates, academics, and monks, in addition to medical professionals, nurses, and different healthiness care execs. the data levels from refined, hard-to-find clinical proof to functional the best way to deal with unintended effects, and lots more and plenty extra. Describing intimately the complete diversity of adolescence cancers, Bracken explores how they impact the kid, the remedies to be had, the best way to focus on the alterations this prognosis will carry to the total kin, and the place to head for either clinical and emotional aid. additionally it is an appendix of universal scientific checks, a word list of phrases, and finished lists of enterprises, clinics, and melanoma facilities, entire with names and addresses. reports of the former version: "A amazing job....The technical info is obviously acknowledged, brand new and accurate.....But so much of all, it is a human book."--Los Angeles Times "Comprehensive, good written, actual, and compassionate.... Bracken's ebook can function a main reference for folks and will be used in addition via overall healthiness care execs and teachers." --Science Books and Films
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Good chapter on risks and causes, including a discussion of genetics. Chamberlain, Shannon. My ABC Book of Cancer. San Francisco: Synergistic Press, 1990. Written and illustrated by a 10-year-old ﬁghting rhabdomyosarcoma, it includes hospital, clinic and camp experiences, faith, and more. For Grade 1 up, to open discussion or dialog. Chan, Helen S. L. Understanding Cancer Therapies; a Practical and Hopeful Guide to the Many Treatments Available. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2007.
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