By Jeanne Munn Bracken
Young children can and do live on melanoma; the decade has visible many significant developments in therapy. Written truthfully, but in a reassuring tone, through a reference librarian whose baby has survived melanoma, Children with melanoma draws jointly a wealth of up to date info crucial for someone who needs to assist a baby or kinfolk via this ordeal--including relations, acquaintances, lecturers, and monks, in addition to medical professionals, nurses, and different future health care pros. the data levels from refined, hard-to-find clinical proof to sensible the best way to deal with uncomfortable side effects, and masses extra. Describing intimately the total diversity of formative years cancers, Bracken explores how they have an effect on the kid, the remedies on hand, the right way to take care of the alterations this analysis will deliver to the full kin, and the place to head for either clinical and emotional support. it's also an appendix of universal scientific assessments, a thesaurus of phrases, and accomplished lists of agencies, clinics, and melanoma facilities, entire with names and addresses. studies of the former version: "A amazing job....The technical info is obviously said, brand new and accurate.....But so much of all, it is a human book."--Los Angeles Times "Comprehensive, good written, exact, and compassionate.... Bracken's booklet can function a main reference for folks and will be used besides via wellbeing and fitness care pros and teachers." --Science Books and Films
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The body’s tumor suppressor genes, if defective, don’t stop the wild cell growth. Scientists are looking for ways to replace the faulty gene with normal ones that function properly. This is like ﬁnding the “off” switch for a crazily reproducing cancer cell that is stuck in the “on” position. Some drugs that target genetic abnormalities are already being used on human patients, although there are no approved gene therapies for childhood cancer. Imatinib (Gleevec) has been approved for use against chronic myeloid leukemia (CML ) and is being studied for use with glioblastoma (brain tumor) patients.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, 2003. For children between 1 and 5 diagnosed with cancer. Picture book with photos sick children can identify with. Free from Candlelighters. Also available in Spanish. Lyons, Lyman. Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer (The Biology of Cancer Series). New York: Chelsea House, 2007. This is a clearly written discussion of cancer in its various forms and modern treatments, including stem cell transplantation. Not speciﬁc to pediatric malignancies. Readable for high school age up.
Org. This Web site, from a nonproﬁt organization, has a lot of links to useful information and all aspects of the pediatric cancer experience. Also sells some highly regarded books. org. Combines the resources of the National Childhood Cancer Foundation and the Children’s Oncology Group. An excellent gateway for all families. U. S. gov (includes an excellent discussion of cancer clusters). From this site you can also access Physicians Data Query, an outstanding selection of disease- and treatment-speciﬁc fact sheets written separately for professionals and laypersons.