Media praise for Childhood Cancer: A Guide for Families, Friends & Caregivers

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In my 15 years of experience as a pediatric oncology nurse, I have never
come across a book as informative, easy-to-read, honest, and encouraging as
Childhood Cancer. Janes-Hodder and Keene, both mothers of children who have
had cancer, have written a book that is immensely valuable for parents of
all newly diagnosed children with cancer. ... Childhood Cancer is a book
that parents will refer to again and again over the course of their child's
illness. It will truly empower those who read it to be better advocates for
their children. I am recommending this book to all the pediatric oncology
nurses, social workers, and family support personnel I know.
--Kari Yarwood, ND, RN, CPON
Pediatrics Special Interest Group Newsletter, Oncology Nursing Society

"An excellent, supportive, and well-needed book." --Alan Rees, Alan Rees on Consumer Health, A Majors Report

"We are eagerly awaiting the release of Childhood Cancer: [A Parent's Guide to Solid Tumor Cancers] by Nancy Keene and Honna Janes-Hodder. Parents of children with solid tumors need an authoritative, comprehensive and accurate reference to guide them as they help their sons and daughters fight cancer. Keene's Childhood Leukemia is already a standard reference for parents of children with leukemia, and the new volume will become just as indispensable to parents of children with other cancers. At Seattle Candlelighters, we're working to make this book available to newly diagnosed families throughout Western Washington. It's crucial that parents have access to sources of complete information as they and their children enter the often terrifying world of pediatric oncology." --Kathleen Barry J.D., Executive Vice President of Seattle Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation (SCCCF)

"Having a child diagnosed with cancer is an emotional time that often leaves a family feeling helpless and without control. Written by parents who have walked in the shadow of childhood cancer, this book provides detailed information, open-armed support, and the arsenal of tools needed to fight the battle that lies ahead." --Clarke Anderson, M.D., Childrens Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California School of Medicine

"Childhood Leukemia: A Guide for Family, Friends and Caregivers by Nancy Keene motivated our Candlelighters for Childhood Cancer organization to hold its 1st annual fundraiser. Veteran cancer parents immediately recognized the value of the comprehensive information provided by Ms. Keene. Many sources turned us down for funding to provide each newly diagnosed family with a copy of Childhood Leukemia. We got mad and raised the money ourselves. The first thing we did following the fundraiser was order Childhood Leukemia for our families at Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City. We are now getting ready for our 2nd annual fundraiser with anticipation, knowing that now all childhood cancer families have access to state of the art diagnosis and treatment information, with the release of Childhood Cancer: A Guide for Parents of Children with Solid Tumors by Honna Hodder and Nancy Keene." --Lisa L. White, Ph.D., President, Rocky Mountain Candlelighters for Childhood Cancer

"Parents and the extended family and friends pitchforked into the huge abyss that a diagnosis of childhood cancer creates, desperately need the comfort of up-to-date information that is reliable and comprehensive, and that takes into account the whole child and family. This book uniquely succeeds in meshing clinical knowledge of impeccable scientific quality with a pragmatic, 'been there done that' sensibility of what is important to parents and caregivers. I recommend it most highly for those in need of high level helpful knowledge that will empower and help parents and caregivers to cope." --Mark Greenberg, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto

"Childhood Cancer is an exceptional resource for parents who are forced to navigate the complex world of childhood cancer. It is invaluable for all family members." --Eleanor Pask RN, MScN, EdD, Executive Director Childhood Cancer Foundation ~ Candlelighters Canada

"This practical guide will empower parents to understand the disease better and participate more actively in the treatment process. Recommended for all consumer health collections." --Library Journal