Media praise for Childhood Leukemia

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"The best resource to help survive this new world [of a childhood cancer diagnosis] is knowledge. Although the book focuses on leukemia it contains information which will prove extremely helpful to parents and families coping with any type of childhood cancer....

"This most complete parent guide available covers not only detailed and precise medical information about leukemia and the various treatment options from chemotherapy to bone marrow transplantation, but also day-to-day practical advice including how to handle 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. The cumulative experience of so many families who have faced the entire spectrum of what can happen in caring for a child with leukemia, and the comprehensive bibliographies at the end of every chapter, make this such a unique and helpful resource....

"This book, however, is not only for parents. It will prove equally instructive for anyone, but particularly for all health care professionals involved in the treatment of children with cancer. The honest and candid opinions expressed by children being treated for cancer, their siblings and parents serve as a reminder of the continual need for the highest standards of competence and compassion in helping families manage the difficult, and sometimes overwhelming, physical, emotional, social, and financial burdens they face....

"We will strive for the universally 'truly cured child.' As described by Dr. Jan van Eys, a pioneer in childhood cancer treatment: 'Truly cured children are not just biologically cured, free of disease, but developmentally on a par with their peers and at ease with their experience of having had cancer.' Parents who read this book will have the opportunity to insure that, as much as possible, they can give their child the very best opportunity to be 'truly cured'."

--F. Leonard Johnson, M.D., The Robert C. Neerhout Professor of Pediatrics Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Oregon Health Sciences University Portland, Oregon