Childhood Leukemia

Childhood Leukemia This most complete parent guide covers not only detailed and precise medical information about leukemia and the various treatment options but also day to day practical advice on how to cope with proc

  • Title: Childhood Leukemia
  • Author: Nancy Keene
  • ISBN: 9780596500153
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Paperback
  • This most complete parent guide covers not only detailed and precise medical information about leukemia and the various treatment options, but also day to day practical advice on how to cope with procedures, hospitalization, family and friends, school, social and financial issues, communication, feelings, and, if therapy is not successful, the difficult issues of death andThis most complete parent guide covers not only detailed and precise medical information about leukemia and the various treatment options, but also day to day practical advice on how to cope with procedures, hospitalization, family and friends, school, social and financial issues, communication, feelings, and, if therapy is not successful, the difficult issues of death and bereavement Woven among the medical details and the practical advice are the voices of parents and children who have lived with leukemia and its treatments As many parents have already found, advice from veteran parents can be a lifeline.Obtaining a basic understanding of topics such as medical terminology, how drugs work, common side effects of chemotherapy, and how to work effectively with medical personnel can only improve the quality of life for the whole family suffering along with their leukemic child Having parents describe their own emotional ups and downs, how they coped, and how they molded their family life around hospitalizations can be a tremendous comfort Just knowing that there are other kids on chemotherapy who refuse to eat anything but tacos or who have frequent rages can make one feel less alone.Parents who read this book will encounter medical facts simply explained, advice to ease their daily life, and tools to be a strong advocate for their child This third edition contains significant updates to the information on treatments, chemotherapy drugs, bone marrow transplants, coping with side effects, and resources It also contains a personal treatment summary and long term follow up guide for your child to keep as a permanent record.

    Childhood Leukemia WebMD Many signs and symptoms of childhood leukemia happen when leukemia cells crowd out normal cells Common symptoms include Fatigue or pale skin Infections and fever Easy bleeding or bruising Extreme fatigue or weakness Shortness of breath Coughing. Leukemia in Children American Cancer Society Leukemia in Children Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and teens, accounting for almost out of cancers Most childhood leukemias are acute lymphocytic leukemia ALL Most of the remaining cases are acute myeloid leukemia AML Chronic leukemias are rare in children Download free PDFs of our childhood leukemia information. Childhood Leukemia MedlinePlus Summary Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells It is the most common type of childhood cancer Your blood cells form in your bone marrow White blood cells help your body fight infection In leukemia, the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells These cells crowd out the healthy blood cells, making it hard for blood to do its work. Important Symptoms of Leukemia in Children Healthline Blood cells and platelets are produced in the bone marrow In leukemia, some new white blood cells WBCs fail to mature properly These immature cells continue to reproduce at a rapid rate, crowding out healthy cells and producing a host of symptoms Leukemia is the Childhood leukemia Childhood leukemia is a type of leukemia, usually acute lymphocytic leukemia ALL , and a type of childhood cancer ALL is most commonly seen in boys between the age of .The cure rate of childhood leukemia is generally higher than adult leukemia, approaching %, although side effects of treatment last into adulthood. Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment PDQ Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia ALL is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many immature lymphocytes a type of white blood cell Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia also called ALL or acute lymphocytic leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Childhood Leukemia MD Anderson Cancer Center Leukemia is the most common childhood cancer, making up about a third of all pediatric cancers In the United States, about , children are diagnosed with leukemia each year The disease starts in the bone marrow, where new blood cells are made. Childhood Leukemia Symptoms, Signs, Survival Rate Survival rate of children diagnosed with childhood leukemia has improved significantly from to The rate climbed from .% in and became .% in This is attributed to the development of drugs that were able to treat childhood leukemia. Leukemia for Parents KidsHealth Types of Leukemia In children, most leukemias are acute Acute childhood leukemias are also divided into acute lymphoblastic leukemia ALL and acute myeloid leukemia AML , depending on whether specific white blood cells called lymphyocytes or myelocytes, which are Childhood Leukemia Leukemia Home Page About , children each year are diagnosed with childhood leukemia The condition is a type of cancer that starts in blood forming tissue and results in the production of large numbers of blood cells.

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    About "Nancy Keene"

    1. Nancy Keene

      Nancy, a well known writer and advocate for hospitalized children, has written and co authored twelve consumer health books on topics ranging from childhood illnesses to working with your doctor Her work has appeared in publications including Reader s Digest, Journal of the American Medical Association, Exceptional Parent, and Coping Magazine She served as chair of the patient advocacy committee of a consortium of 350 children s hospitals and on a U.S Food and Drug Administration FDA committee that reviewed medications given to ill children Her mission is to help families of sick or injured kids find their way through the medical maze one step at a time She spends her free time cooking fancy meals, kayaking in the Salish Sea, and hiking with her dogs Winnie and Ari She always has a book close at hand.

    514 thoughts on “Childhood Leukemia”

    1. My 3 year old neighbor has leukemia (ALL), and I love her a lot. She's doing good (for a leukiemia patient), and I really liked this book. I couldn't put it down. It covered everything from diagnosis, to treatment options, to school and classroom issues, to finances, to chemo side effects, to transplants to end of treatment or death and bereavement and on and on. It covered everything. It explains the disease and side effects of treatment in understandable terms, and combines it with information [...]


    2. My daughter was diagnosed with leukemia in June of 2007. This book was given to me in the hospital, shortly after her diagnosis. It took a few months for the initial shock of diagnosis to wear off, before I felt able to read and process the information in this book. But once I started reading it, the book became a great reference for me. The section on the different medications, their uses and side effects was especially helpful and I referred to it many times.I enjoyed reading what other parent [...]


    3. I didn't really read the WHOLE thingI read parts that I was interested in. I was doing research at my own leisure and found some very interesting things about leukemia. My mom actually read this book. She said it was a lifesaver and now I understand why. This book is sooo helpful and very useful to parents who have a child with leukemia. It tells you a very detailed description about what leukemia is, what the possible treatment options are, common side effects, and so much more. But it also goe [...]


    4. I picked this book up because I have a friend whose son was diagnosed with leukemia. I wanted more insight on what she was going through, so that I could be better equipped to be a strong part of her support system. This book really came through. The author includes excerpts from personal stories of several different families with the understanding that each child's diagnoses is different. Medical and technical terms are broken down and thoroughly explained. Resources for support groups and more [...]


    5. This was the best resource for me after my daughter was diagnosed with leukemia. I wish I could buy extra copies to have at the oncology office so they could give them to parents when their children are diagnosed. Parents of kids with leukemia can apply for a free copy from the ACCO, but it is worth every penny if you buy your own.


    6. This has been one of my best resources during my daughter's treatment for ALL. Lot's of medical information combined with actual family experiences.




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