Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide to Your Future, 2nd Edition
Publisher: Childhood Cancer Guides
Final Release Date: November 2006
Pages: 464

More than 270,000 children, teens, and adults in the Untied States are survivors of childhood cancer. The surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and stem cell transplants used to cure children can affect growing bodies and developing minds. If survivors know of these potential problems, they can take steps to identify, cope with, or treat them early if they do develop.

The second edition of Childhood Cancer Survivors charts the territory for survivors by providing state-of-the-art information about:

  • Medical late effects from treatment
  • Emotional aspects of surviving cancer
  • Schedules for follow-up care
  • Challenges in the heathcare system
  • Lifestyle choices to maximize health
  • Discrimination in employment of insurance
Authors Keene, Hobbie, and Ruccione are experts in the field of childhood cancer. They have written, spoken, and advocated about all aspects of survivorship. Importantly, they have also talked to hundreds of survivors, with a wide range of issues and triumphs, and have included many of their stories.

Woven throughout the text are stories from more than 100 survivors and parents. Authors Nancy Keene, Wendy Hobbie, and Kathy Ruccione are experts in the field of childhood cancer. Keene is the mother of a survivor of childhood leukemia and the author of several books including Childhood Leukemia, Childhood Cancer, Educating the Child with Cancer, and Chemo, Craziness & Comfort. Hobbie is coordinator of the Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ruccione is Co-Director of the HOPE (Hematology-Oncology Psychosocial and Education) Program in the Childrens Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

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It was so good to hear what others have been through and just to know that we have gone through some of the same things.we are still going through it.We will be all done around January.I cryed and read about half the book in one night.I couldn't put it down and my husband was the one the that told me about it.My son is 15 yrs old and he felt like it just put him in a place where he will never be the same again.He is going to be a different person after this.He said it has made him look at life in a different way.I love this book so much that I will give it to friends for christmas.Thank you.Sylvia Wedel from Troup,Texas.

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