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Facing the Challenge of CHILDHOOD LEUKEMIA

Kanarek, Robin C. BSN, RN, CDE

American Journal of Nursing: July 1998 - Volume 98 - Issue 7 - p 42-47
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A nurse recalls what she learned about acute lymphocytic leukemia after her 11-year-old son received the diagnosis.

Robin C. Kanarek is a diabetes nurse educator at Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT, and editor of Nurseline, a publication of the Stamford Health System. She would like to express special thanks to Doris Lippman, EdD, RN, her nursing professor at Fairfield University, who encouraged her to write this article; Sue McIntosh, MD, her son's pediatric oncologist; and to her son, David, who allowed her to share his personal experience.

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