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12/00 Helping Siblings Cope. Childhood cancer has long-lasting effects on siblings. Parents in families quoted here express more regret and guilt over how they handled the pain and worry of their "healthy" children than over any other aspect of the experience.
12/00 Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters. Implanting a catheter makes it possible to draw blood and deliver fluids into the bloodstream without needle sticks. It also allows drugs to be rapidly diluted and spread throughout the body. This article discusses the peripherally inserted central catheter.
12/00 What Kids Really Eat while on Chemotherapy. Any food your child is willing to eat during chemotherapy is good food. Here, parents tell true stories of their own children's dislikes and cravings.
11/00 Sources of Financial Assistance. This article suggests sources of financial assistance for medical and other expenses incurred by cancer-affected families in need.
11/00 Subcutaneous Ports. Implanting a port is one way to provide easy access for drawing blood and delivering fluids into the bloodstream. It also allows drugs to be rapidly diluted and spread throughout the body.
11/00 Interactions with Grandparents. A diagnosis of cancer may inspire loving support and generous help but may also present occasions for disappointment. This article suggests ways in which grandparents can support their children and grandchildren through this difficult time.
10/00 External Catheters. Implanting a catheter makes it possible to draw blood and deliver fluids into the bloodstream without needle sticks. It also allows drugs to be rapidly diluted and spread throughout the body. This article discusses the external catheter.
10/00 Interactions with Friends. Surprising things may happen in relationships with friends when a child is diagnosed with cancer. Here, parents offer ideas for helpful things friends can do and share ideas on things that do not help.

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