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Description - Childhood Cancer: A Parent's Guide to Solid Tumor Cancers by Nancy Keene

Each year more than 5,000 children and teens in the United States are diagnosed with a solid tumor (e.g., kidney tumor, liver tumor, neuroblastoma, retinoblastoma, or sarcoma). The illnesses and their treatments can have devastating effects on family, friends, schoolmates, and the larger community. This newly updated edition contains essential information families need during this difficult time. It includes descriptions of the newest treatments, such as computer-assisted surgery, tandem stem cell transplants, and targeted therapies as well as practical advice about how to cope with diagnosis, medical procedures, hospitalization, school, and finances. Woven throughout the text are true storiespractical, poignant, moving, funnyfrom more than 100 children with cancer, their siblings, and their parents. The book, reviewed by renowned experts in childhood cancer, also contains a list of helpful resources.

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