What Happens When a Kid Has Cancer: A Book about Childhood Cancer for Kids (Hardcover)

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What Happens When a Kid Has Cancer: A Book about Childhood Cancer for Kids (Hardcover)


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When a child is diagnosed with cancer, life flips upside-down. Suddenly, our days (and our thoughts) are dominated by doctors, nurses, child life specialists, and a million technical terms that will make anyone's head spin. Add extreme fear and anxiety to that, and you've got a recipe for the most stressful time in a family's life.

What Happens When a Kid Has Cancer is a book written with purpose of relieving the anxiety and confusion that comes from a child's cancer diagnosis and treatment.

What Happens When a Kid Has Cancer covers the main points of pediatric cancer - what it is and what the experience of treatment is like - and shows how it can change a kid's day. The book is great for ages 4 -10 and discusses:

  • The science of cancer
  • Changes to routines
  • Surgery and anesthesia
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hair loss and hair changes
  • Port, central line, and tubies
  • Hospital stays
  • Radiation
  • Scans and blood draws
  • Emotions relating to cancer

Over the course of a year and with the help of both experts and families who have been through pediatric cancer, author and illustrator Sara Olsher explains the science of cancer (in an age-appropriate, totally non-scary way) and uses an illustrated calendar to show how various treatments affect a child's day-to-day. This method of teaching is based on decades of solid science about how kids learn and cope with the major day-to-day changes that result from issues like cancer. By creating a routine that kids can see and understand, parents can restore a sense of safety and predictability in their kids' lives, helping them to be more resilient in the face of life's inevitable challenges. What Happens When a Kid Has Cancer? helps families that want to reduce their kids' anxiety surrounding a very scary diagnosis. It aims to empower kids with knowledge, which is proven to help kids through traumatic situations.

Product Details ISBN: 9781736611463
ISBN-10: 1736611461
Publisher: Mighty + Bright
Publication Date: April 24th, 2021
Pages: 36
Language: English