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Approximately 3,300 children are diagnosed with leukemia in the United States each year. The illness and its treatment can have a devastating effect on family, friends, schoolmates, and the larger community. This newly updated edition of Childhood Leukemia contains the information and support parents need during this difficult time. Author Nancy Keene provides parents and family members with: • Updates on treatment, including stem cell transplants, information about tailoring drugs dosages to children’s genetic profiles, and new methods for dealing with side effects. • Practical advice on how to cope with medical procedures, hospitalization, school, family, and financial issues. • Suggestion son ways to form a partnership with the medical team. • Stories from family members who have coped with leukemia and its treatments. • Updated resources for medical information, emotional support, and financial assistance. • A pull out medical record-keeper. Parents who read this book will find understandable medical infomation, obtain advice that eases their daily life, and feel empowered to be strong advocates for their child.

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