This comprehensive guide covers acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), and juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML). It contains essential information that families and friends need after diagnosis, including how to: understand the diagnosis; get excellent treatment; cope with side effects; find emotional support; identify helpful resources.
After diagnosis, families have a huge need for accurate information and a steep learning curve. To help them cope, our book contains easy-to-understand text that has been reviewed by distinguished experts in childhood cancer. Woven throughout the text are true stories—practical, poignant, moving, funny—from more than 170 children with leukemia, their siblings, and their parents.
Nancy Keene is the mother of a long-term survivor of high-risk ALL. A well-known writer and advocate for children with cancer, she has written many books about childhood cancer. Her work has appeared in Reader’s Digest, Journal of the American Medical Association, Exceptional Parent, and Coping Magazine. She was the first chair of the Children’s Cancer Group (CCG), Patient Advocacy Committee (PAC), and the first chair of the PAC of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG).