Our Family Has Cancer, Too! by Christine Clifford

By Christine Clifford

Delivering convenience during the wisdom that ''you aren't alone,'' Our relatives Has melanoma, Too! is a perfect reward for young ones a long time 7-12 whose households were touched to melanoma. A specified ''Questions to Ask'' part invitations childrens to write their questions for folks, medical professionals, lecturers, and others. extra worksheets encourage kinfolk to attract and checklist their emotions for later dialogue. strong ''Stop and Discuss'' feedback through the ebook motivate discussion among mom and dad and teenagers. The ebook additionally incorporates a word list of the commonest phrases childrens may possibly pay attention whilst somebody of their relatives has melanoma.

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We missed having Mom get up with us every morning to see us off to school. She didn't cook very much anymore, and she couldn't come to all of our school activities, like the school carnival or Pride Day. But Brooks and I tried to be patient when Mom couldn't help us with our homework or come to all of our baseball games. We knew it was important for Mom's recovery for her to get lots of rest. We helped around the house by answering the phone and watering the flowers Mom got. Sometimes we put signs on our front door that said, "Quiet!

Chemotherapy Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to treat cancer. Detection Discovering the cancer. Diagnosis The process of identifying a disease by studying its signs and symptoms, making tests, and using existing information to make an accurate decision. Genes Genes contain hereditary information that is passed from cell to cell as they grow. IV (Intravenous) Sometimes medicine is put into the bloodstream through the veins. Drugs may drip down from a container through a tube and needle into the vein.

She let us come with her to see the radiation, too. We saw the big machine that helped get rid of Mom's cancer cells. It looked like a giant space ship, and we got to talk to Mom through a monitor. We had to watch her treatment from a special room where we could be safe from the radiation rays since they were so strong. Mom had to go to radiation every day for thirty-three days. Brooks and I made a batch of our special recipe chocolate-chip cookies and brought them to the doctors and nurses who were helping our Mom get better.

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