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Description - Surviving Childhood Cancer by Margot Joan Fromer

The outlook for children with cancer has improved greatly in the past several decades. Still, cancer in a child is an overwhelming experience for a family. Surviving Childhood Cancer: A Guide for Families describes the illness, its treatment, and how it changes the lives of both the child with cancer and his or her family. Although there is no simple recipe for survival, there are ways to make the experience of cancer more bearable. Written with great sensitivity and understanding, this book provides practical advice about * how to cope with emotions and stress* how to handle communication about the illness with the child as well as with family members, friends, classmates, employers, and others* where to obtain information and help* how to develop honest and trusting relationships with medical caregivers Interwoven throughout the text are many insightful and inspirational stories of those who have faced and survived cancer. Through these stories, the reader learns how others have not only gotten through the ordeal but also emerged from it stronger and more aware of what is truly important in life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780880486682
ISBN-10: 0880486686
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 228
Imprint: American Psychiatric Press Inc.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 31-Jan-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Margot Joan Fromer

Margot Joan Fromer is the author of a dozen nonfiction books on health and medicine, as well as many magazine and journal articles. Her subjects range from AIDS to health policy to women�s health issues. She has also published two novels, which are mysteries with a medical twist, and is at work on a third. Ms. Fromer teaches health writing and journalistic research at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.