21st Century Pediatric Cancer Sourcebook: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors - Neuroectodermal, Medulloblastoma, Glioma, Astrocytoma, Craniopharyngioma, Craniopharyngioma, CNS Tumors, Others by David N. Spires

21st Century Pediatric Cancer Sourcebook: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors - Neuroectodermal, Medulloblastoma, Glioma, Astrocytoma, Craniopharyngioma, Craniopharyngioma, CNS Tumors, Others

By David N. Spires

  • Publication Date: 2011-03-02
  • Genre: Health & Fitness

Book Summary

Authoritative information and practical advice from the nation's cancer experts about childhood brain and spinal cord tumors, including neuroectodermal tumors, medulloblastomas, gliomas, astrocytomas, craniopharyngiomas, craniopharyngiomas, CNS tumors, and others. Starting with the basics, and advancing to detailed patient-oriented and physician-quality information, this comprehensive compilation gives empowered patients, families, caregivers, nurses, and physicians the information they need to understand the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. In addition to disease-specific information, this ebook includes a glossary and information on the late effects of treatment for childhood cancer and pediatric supportive care. There are many types of childhood brain and spinal cord tumors. The tumors are formed by the abnormal growth of cells and may begin in different areas of the brain or spinal cord. Together, the brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system (CNS). There is detailed coverage of astrocytomas, brain stem gliomas, central nervous system embryonal tumors, craniopharyngiomas, ependymomas, atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors, and many others.

Extensive supplements, with over forty chapters gathered from our Cancer Toolkit series and other reports, cover a broad range of cancer and health care topics useful to cancer patients. This edition includes our exclusive Guide to Leading Medical Websites with updated links to 81 of the best sites for medical information, which let you quickly check for updates from the government and the best commercial portals, news sites, reference/textbook/non-commercial portals, and health organizations. Supplemental coverage includes: Clinical Trials Background Information, Workbook; In-Depth Program; Clinical Trials at NIH; How To Find A Cancer Treatment Trial; Taking Part in Cancer Treatment Research Studies; Access to Investigational Drugs; Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer; Facing Forward - Life After Cancer Treatment; When Someone You Love Is Being Treated For Cancer; Living Beyond Cancer: Finding a New Balance; Caring for the Caregiver; Young People With Cancer, A Handbook For Parents; When Cancer Returns; When Someone You Love Has Advanced Cancer / Support for Caregivers; Chemotherapy; Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects; Follow-up Care After Cancer Treatment.

This is a privately authored news service and educational publication of Progressive Management. For over a quarter of a century, our news, educational, technical, scientific, and medical publications have made unique and valuable references accessible to all people. Our e-books put knowledge at your fingertips, and an expert in your pocket!

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