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Stress, Cancer, Death—A Pediatric Perspective

  • Debbie Bowles
  • Janet Schyving Payne
Part of the Sloan-Kettering Institute Cancer Series book series (SKICS)

Abstract

The anticipated loss of a child through catastrophic, potentially fatal illness such as cancer is one of the greatest crises a family can experience. Cancer is now the second leading cause of death in children 1–15 years of age, exceeded only by accidents. When faced with this crisis, open communication between family, child, and health care team is crucial in alleviating stress and anxiety.

Keywords

Sickle Cell Anemia Muscular Dystrophy Health Care Team Primary Care Team Fatal Illness 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Debbie Bowles
    • 1
  • Janet Schyving Payne
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Jude Children’s Research HospitalMemphisUSA

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