Childhood Cancer

Books can be borrowed from your local library or ordered through interlibrary loan. Most libraries have a computerized database of all materials available in their various branches. A librarian can show you how to use this system, how to request a book from another branch, and how to place a book on hold if it is currently checked out. If a book is not in your library’s collection, ask the librarian to try and obtain it from another library by requesting an interlibrary loan. This common practice allows you to borrow books, including medical textbooks, from university or medical school libraries. You can also purchase books from your local bookstore, your favorite online bookseller, or from the publisher.


Halvorson-Boyd, Glenna, and Hunter, Lisa. (1995). Dancing in Limbo: Making Sense of Life After Cancer . San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Harpham, Wendy Schlessel. (1995). After Cancer: A Guide to Your New Life . New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Co.

Hoffman, Barbara, ed. (1996). A Cancer Survivor’s Almanac: Charting Your Journey . Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons: Chronimed Publishing.


Teichler-Zallen, Doris. (2009). To Test or Not to Test: A Guide to Genetic Screening and Risk . Waterville, ME: Thorndike Press.

Hearing impairments

Ogden, Paul W. (1996). The Silent Garden: Raising Your Deaf Child . Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.

Schwartz, Sue. (2007). Choices in Deafness: A Parent’s Guide to Communication Options, 3rd ed . Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Hepatitis C

Askari, Fred K. (2001). Hepatitis C, The Silent Epidemic: The Authoritative Guide, rev. ed . New York, NY: Plenum Publishing.

Everson, Gregory T., and Weinberg, Hedy (2006). Living with Hepatitis C: A Survivor’s Guide, 4th ed . Hobart, NY: Hatherleigh Press.


Aronson, Diane, ed. (2001). Resolving Infertility: Understanding the Options and Choosing Solutions When You Want to Have a Baby, rev. ed . New York, NY: Harper Resource.

Peoples, Debby, and Ferguson, Harriette Rovner. (2000). Experiencing Infertility: An Essential Resource . New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Co.

Learning disabilities

Hayden, Deidre, et al. (2008). Negotiating the Special Education Maze: A Guide for Parents and Teachers, 4th ed . Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.

Kravets, Marybeth, and Imy F. Wax, eds. (2010). The K & W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorder, 10th ed . New York, NY: Princeton Review.

Simpson, Cynthia, and Spencer, Vicki. (2009). College Success for Students With Learning Disabilities: Strategies and Tips to Make the Most of Your College Experience . Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Thompson, Sue. (1997). The Source ® for Nonverbal Learning Disorders . East Moline, IL: LinguiSystems. (800) PRO-IDEA.

Limb loss

Winchell, Ellen. (1995). Coping with Limb Loss . Garden City Park, NY: Avery Publishing Group.

Riley, Richard Lee. (2005). Living with a Below Knee Amputation: A Unique Insight from a Prosthetist/Amputee . Thorofare, NJ: Slack Incorporated.


Freeman, John M., et al. (2002). Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood: A Guide, 3rd ed . Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press.


Schover, Leslie R. (1997). Sexuality and Fertility after Cancer . New York, NY: John Wiley Inc.

Statistics and epidemiology

Cancer Incidence and Survival among Children and Adolescents: United States SEER Program 1975–1995 . Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute, 1999. Available online at .

Cancer Epidemiology in Older Adolescents and Young Adults 15 to 29 Years of Age, Including SEER Incidence and Survival: 1975–2000 . National Cancer Institute. Available online at .

Technical information about late effects

Baggott, Christina, et al., eds. (2011). Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents with Cancer and Blood Disorders, 4th ed . Glenview, IL: Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses. Chapter 20 covers late effects of childhood cancer and its treatment. Chapter authors are Wendy Hobbie, Claire Carlson, Jeanne Harvey, Kathleen Ruccione, and Ida Moore; pp. 694–763.

Ganz, Patricia A., ed. (2007). Cancer Survivorship: Today and Tomorrow . New York, NY: Springer. Chapter 7 discusses survivorship after treatment of childhood cancers.

Hoppe, Richard, et al., eds. (2007). Hodgkin Lymphoma, 2nd ed . Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins. Chapters 23 to 27 cover late effects of treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma.

Pizzo, Philip, and David Poplack, eds. (2010). Principles and Practice of Pediatric Oncology, 6th ed . Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins. Chapter 47 covers late effects of childhood cancer and its treatment, pp. 1368–1387.

Schwartz, Cindy, Wendy Hobbie, Louis Constine, and Kathleen Ruccione, eds. Survivors of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 2nd ed . (2005). New York, NY: Springer.