Childhood Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors: A Guide for Families, Friends & Caregivers
By Tania Shiminski-Maher, Catherine Woodman, MD, Nancy Keene
This comprehensive parent guide covers medulloblastoma, astrocytoma, primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET), brainstem gliomas, hypothalamic gliomas, atrypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT), ependymomas, craniopharyngiomas, germ cell tumors, and choroid plexis tumors. It contains essential information that families and friends need during this difficult time, including how to:
- Understand the diagnosis
- Get excellent treatment
- Cope with side effects
- Find emotional support
- Identify helpful resources
Woven throughout the text are true stories—practical, poignant, moving, funny—from more than 120 children with brain or spinal cord tumors, their siblings, and their parents.
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