A Report on Childhood Brain/CNS Cancer for Families with Children

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Essay #: 071002
Total text length is 5,686 characters (approximately 3.9 pages).

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A Report on Childhood Brain/CNS Cancer for Families with Children
Introduction
Discovering that your child has brain cancer or cancer of the spinal cord is a devastating blow, according to the American Cancer Society website (2011). There is no doubt that this is one of the most traumatic pieces of news a parent can receive about their child. However, there is hope for coping with the disease and advanced medical treatments that can make your child comfortable during treatment and provide a source of hope for prolonging life for your child. This report will examine brain cancer, including the causes and risk factors, prevention and detection, a description of how the cancer affects the body, treatment options and contact information for a...
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.....excellent resources are the following resources:
American Brain Tumor Association
Toll-free number: 1-800-886-2282
Web site: www.abta.org
American Childhood Cancer Organization
Toll-free number: 1-800-366-2223
Web site: www.candlelighters.org
Cancer Kids
Web site: www.cancerkids.com
Children's Brain Tumor Foundation
Toll-free number: 1-866-228-HOPE (1-866-228-4673)
Web site: www.cbtf.org
References
American Cancer Society. (2011). Brain/CNS Tumors in Children. Website. Retrieved from, http://www.cancer.org/cancer/braincnstumorsinchildren/index
National Cancer Institute. (2011). Childhood Brain Stem Giloma Treatment. Website. Retrieved from, http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/child-brain-stem-glioma/Patient Jenike, M.A. (2004).