December 3, 2015
Welcome to the CCG Blog!
I was walking with little Winnie (16 years old and still perky) in the park this morning, thinking about what you might want to read. If you are like me, you probably like snippets of interesting or useful info with pictures. That’s what I’ll share every month or so. Please let me know what you think and feel free to send suggestions. Click here to visit our blog.
A Bit About CCG
Childhood Cancer Guides (CCG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by two mothers of kids with cancer (both survived and are young adults now). We publish books that contain stories from 500 parents, kids, and brothers and sisters. More than 160 renowned experts in pediatric oncology review the content of our books to make sure it is up-to-date and accurate. We are truly part of a wonderful community, although it is not one that we wish we had to join. These are our books:
A Helpful Website
When someone is diagnosed with cancer, whether an adult or a child, I recommend that family members first go to the National Cancer Institute’s PDQ Cancer site. Click on “adult treatment summaries” or “pediatric treatment summaries.” For each type of cancer, there is a patient version that is easy to understand and has numerous illustrations as well as a healthcare provider version that is highly technical and includes citations to the scientific literature. The summaries are frequently updated by national experts so you know the info is both reputable and up-to-date.
A Great Book For Siblings
Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket, written and illustrated by a child psychologist/professional artist/cancer survivor, is the tale of a young boy whose older sister gets cancer and, from his perspective, far too much of the family’s attention. Reading this book with young children can help them become more comfortable sharing their feelings, enable discussion about their brother/sister’s illness and treatment, and help young siblings understand what is happening and why. A wonderful book! You can order it here.
CCG Winter Sale
Through the month of February, CCG books are on sale––buy 50 and get 50% off. A great time for clinics and support groups to stock up. Contact Josh Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to place an order.