ERIC Number: ED225343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Young People with Cancer: A Handbook for Parents.
National Cancer Inst. (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
The book presents information for parents of children and young adults with cancer. The first section outlines aspects of the disease itself and considers characteristics of leukemia and solid tumors. Hospitalization and such treatments as chemotherapy and radiation are considered. Common health issues (including diet, dental care, bleeding, and transfusions) are dealt with. The final part of the first section of the handbook details tips for clinic visits and medical procedures, when to call the doctor, and a number of common medical procedures (such as biopsy, scans, and bone marrow aspiration). The second section focuses on coping with cancer. Individual chapters address the following topics (sample subtopics in parentheses): dealing with the diagnosis (telling the child, telling the siblings); continuing life (school, discipline, adolescence, finances); and sources of information, support, and assistance. Also included are a glossary, a bibliography, a list of additional reading materials, and a fold-out drug chart. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Cancer Inst. (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Note: The document was prepared by the Office of Cancer Communications of the National Cancer Institute and the National Candlelighters Foundation.