This comprehensive guide covers acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), and juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML). It contains essential information that families and friends need during this difficult time, including how to:
Woven throughout the text are true stories—practical, poignant, moving, funny—from more than 120 children with brain or spinal cord tumors, their siblings, and their parents.
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“Keene has written a comprehensive handbook to serve as a road map for others, from diagnosis through treatment.”– Library Journal, starred review and chosen for “Nursing Your Children’s Health Collection
“This most complete parent guide available covers not only detailed and precise medical information about leukemia and the various treatment options from chemotherapy to bone marrow transplantation, but also day-to-day practical advice.”– F. Leonard Johnson, M.D. Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Oregon Health Sciences University
“This wonderful book is an informative addition to the House library, and one we will recommend wholeheartedly. By providing this resource to the children and families staying here, you enable them to find a bit of hope and peace of mind in a time of great difficulty and confusion.”– Peggy Enright, House Director, Boston Ronald McDonald House
“Of all the many kinds of help we had (and we had lots) Childhood Leukemia was the single best gift we received. It was the gift of knowledge, so we could ask intelligent questions about our daughter’s care. It was the gift of security, allowing us to foresee much of what was coming, and giving us the tools we needed to cope. And it was the gift of hope, for we could see that many children do, indeed, get through this trying time, and come through the grueling treatment intact.”– Kim Warren, parent of a child with leukemia (one of dozens of thank-you letters sent to the author)
“I am the great grandmother to a little four-year-old girl who…has the type of leukemia known as ALL … I am 90 years old and was a bookseller for 25 years … Your book is so complete and so helpful in every way, that I couldn’t resist sending you my compliments for writing it. Bless you.”– Alice H. Sobey (one of dozens of thank-you letters sent to the author)
“Finally, a book that truly addresses what is needed, practically and emotionally, to work the system for the benefit of the family. No preaching! No proselytizing! No slant towards a personal experience! No nagging feeling that the book has been written by doctors!”– Grace Ann Monaco, J.D., Founder of The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
“Childhood Leukemia is the very best book on the subject that I have read, and I’ve read everything I could put my hands on. It is absolutely correct in the subject matter it covers and the approach. I wish someone had put a copy in my hands the day after the diagnosis. It literally will be a life-saving book.”– Rebecca Laird, parent (one of dozens of thank-you letters sent to the author)