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Teenage Cancer Journey

If you care for teenagers with cancer, you know they are dealing with a unique situation. Not only are they facing a serious illness, but they are also making an often-stressful transition from child to adult. In this touching book, Kathleen Gill addresses the unique issues facing teenagers with cancer. In a straightforward manner, she captures adolescents' battles with cancer and shares her own experience of having cancer as a teen, offering advice about losing hair, relating to family and friends who are healthy, and balancing schoolwork with treatment. 1999. 144 pages. Softcover.

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Once Upon a Hopeful Night

When diagnosed with cancer, many patients quickly discover a difficult challenge: how to tell their young children about their disease. Once Upon a Hopeful Night is an excellent tool for helping patients communicate with children about their disease.

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A Patient’s Guide to Cancer Symptom Management

When a patient is diagnosed with cancer, the moment can be a harrowing experience, leaving individuals and their families with many unanswered questions. Will I lose my hair? What about nausea and vomiting? Will I feel pain? Presenting common questions and detailing common symptoms suffered by patients with cancer, A Patient’s Guide to Cancer Symptom Management helps patients and their families better understand and manage conditions commonly associated with cancer and its treatment. A Patient’s Guide to Cancer Symptom Management, written by Carlton Brown, is meant to be shared with your patients and their families. This new book details the effects of cancer symptoms ranging from anemia to sleep problems, in plain language free of medical jargon. Each chapter explains the nature of the problem, including the causes and symptoms, and presents details on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Help guide your patients through the uncertainty of their cancer journey and help arm them with the knowledge they will need by reading this helpful new book.

(Click the book cover to preview inside pages and download a free sample chapter.)

 

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Mature Beyond Their Years: The Impact of Cancer on Adolescent Development

In recent years, childhood and adolescent cancer has evolved from an inevitably fatal illness to a potentially life-threatening, chronic disease. This book offers nurses a fresh perspective on providing adolescents with holistic, age-appropriate health care by addressing

  • Normal developmental tasks during adolescence
  • Psychosocial issues of seriously ill adolescents
  • Common pediatric cancers and current treatments
  • The unique aspects of surviving cancer during adolescence
  • The need for continued psychosocial support after treatment ends.

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I Have Cancer. Now What?

“You have cancer.” For your patients, those three simple words bring about fear, anxiety, dread, and despair. The diagnosis is a frightening moment, but those words are not without hope. According to a report from the American Cancer Society, survivorship rates are increasing, reflecting progress in both diagnosis and treatment. In fact, in 2012, 13.7 million Americans with a history of cancer were estimated to be living, and that statistic is certain to grow in the coming years. I Have Cancer. Now What? will help your patients through your cancer experience, providing information and resources to help guide them through their diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. It will also help them keep track of their appointments, important phone numbers, medications, and symptoms. This book is available for bulk purchase.

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