Childhood Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors: A Guide for Families, Friends & Caregivers

By Tania Shiminski Maher, Catherine Woodman, Nancy Keene
Each year about 4,000 children and teens in the United States are diagnosed with a brain or spinal cord tumor. The illness and its treatment 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, stem cell transplants, and targeted therapies as well as practical advice about how to cope with diagnosis, medical procedures, hospitalization, school, and finances. Effective ways to form a partnership with the medical team are provided, as are resources for medical information, emotional support, and financial assistance. The poignant and practical stories from more than 100 children with brain or spinal cord tumors and their parents show the personal side of diagnosis and treatment. Parents who read this book will find simply explained medical facts, advice to ease their daily life, and tools to be a strong advocate for their child.

"For parents, there are few childhood diagnoses more frightening than a brain tumor. This is exactly the book to have in that situation. . . . It maintains a nice balance between providing solid clinical information and sharing stories of emotional support. . . . Highly recommended for all public and health-related libraries." --"Library Journal", starred review


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Publisher Not available
Publish date 09/01/2014
Pages 560
ISBN-13 9781941089002
ISBN-10 1941089003
Language English

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