Approximately 4,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with leukemia each year. The illness and its treatment can have a devastating effect on family, friends, schoolmates, and the larger community. This newly updated edition of Childhood Leukemia contains the information and support parents need during this difficult time. Author Nancy Keene provides parents and family members with: - Updates on treatment, including immunotherapy, tailoring drugs dosages to children's genetic profiles, and new methods for dealing with side effects. - Helpful advice on how to cope with medical procedures, hospitalization, school, family, and financial issues. - Suggestions on ways to form a partnership with the medical team. - Poignant and practical stories from family members who have coped with leukemia and its treatments. - Updated resources for medical information, emotional support, and financial assistance. Parents who read this book will find accurate medical information, advice to ease their daily life, and tools to be a strong advocate for their child.