A Guide for Families, Friends & Caregivers
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Approximately 4,500 children and teens are diagnosed with leukemia in the United States and Canada each year. The illness and its treatment can have a devastating effect on family, friends, classmates, and the larger community. This newly updated edition of Childhood Leukemia contains the information and support parents need during this difficult time, including:•New treatments such as immunotherapy, tailoring drugs dosages to children's genetic profiles, and ways to deal with side effects.•Advice on how to cope with procedures, hospitalization, school, family, and financial issues.•Tips for forming a partnership with the medical team.•Poignant and practical stories from family members.•Updated resources for medical information, emotional support, and financial assistance.Parents who read this book will find understandable medical information and emotional support.