Childhood Cancer: A Parent’s Guide to Solid Tumor Cancers (3rd Edition)

Each year more than 6,000 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 stories, practical, poignant, moving, and funny from more than 100 children with cancer, their siblings, and their parents.

© 2016 Anne Spurgeon, Nancy Keene
Audience: Parent