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Cancer and the adolescent, 2nd edition
  1. M A Wallis

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Edited by T O B Eden, R D Barr, A Bleyer, M Whiteson. Blackwell Publishing, 2005, pp 282, £39.50 (US$70 (approx.); €60 (approx.)) (paperback). ISBN 0-7279-1810-9

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As a general or community paediatrician it can be hard to coordinate local care of the teenager with cancer with that provided by the oncologist. One is often on the outside, looking in. Here is a window into this mysterious area. It has helped to increase my awareness of current treatment options, of the current gaps in services, and of the unique psychosocial issues experienced by young people who are dragged into helpless dependence by illness at a …

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