Teenage Cancer Journey

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Oncology Nursing Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 128 pages
Teenage Cancer Journey provides insight into the issues facing young people who have been diagnosed with cancer. Written in a frank, engaging style, it captures the array of emotions that arise during an adolescent's battle with cancer. At times both humorous and heart-wrenching, Teenage Cancer Journey describes the author's personal struggles with philosophical questions ("Why me?"), as well as with practical dilemmas ("Will my wig stay on while I'm riding a roller coaster?"). It offers advice to teens on losing their hair, relating to friends and family who aren't sick, and balancing school responsibilities while undergoing treatment. The book also provides a brief introduction to cancer and includes anecdotes from others who have battled cancer as teens. Teenage Cancer Journey is a helpful resource for young people with cancer, as well as for family and friends who want to understand the teenage cancer experience. Book jacket.

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About the author (1999)

Gill is a survivor of teenage cancer. She earned a BA in English and an MEd from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. She currently is teaching third and fourth grade at Lowden Elementary in South Euclid, Ohio. She is endeavoring to establish support networks for adult survivors of childhood and teenage cancer.

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