Leukemia

From the Series USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

An estimated 245,225 people in the United States are currently living with leukemia or are in remission. More than forty-three thousand Americans are diagnosed with the disease each year. But leukemia is no longer the almost-certain death sentence that it once was. Advanced treatment options have increased survival rates and even brought about complete cures in some cases. As USA TODAY, the Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper, reports, “About 20,000 bone marrow transplants are performed annually in the USA to treat disorders such as leukemia.” Success in methods such as bone marrow and stem cell transplants continue to push treatment forward for patients of all ages.

In this book, you’ll read case studies of people with various types of leukemia and learn about the effects of this frightening but often treatable cancer. You’ll also discover the risk factors for developing leukemia, common symptoms, treatment methods, and advances in research that will surely lead to improved treatment and even more complete cures in the future.

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978-0-7613-8072-6
$38.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Science
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2011-08-01
BISACS JNF024020, JNF051030
Dewey 616.99'419
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.125 x 9
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Websites, and eSource

Author: Connie Goldsmith

Connie Goldsmith is a registered nurse with a bachelor of science degree in nursing and a master of public administration degree in health care. She has written numerous books for YA readers and nearly two hundred magazine articles. Her recent books include Kiyo Sato: From a WWII Japanese Internment Camp to a Life of Service (2020), a Junior Library Guild selection; Running on Empty: Sleeplessness in American Teens (2021); Understanding Coronaviruses: SARS, MERS, and the COVID-19 Pandemic (2021); and Bombs Over Bikini: The World's First Nuclear Disaster (2014), a Junior Library Guild selection, a Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, an Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California Distinguished Book, and an SCBWI Crystal Kite Winner. She lives in Sacramento, California. Visit her website at http://www.conniegoldsmith.com/.

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USA TODAY Health Reports: Diseases and Disorders

Developed in partnership with USA TODAY, one of the most read newspapers in the world and the No. 1 newspaper in the United States, this easy-to-read medical series focuses on some of today’s most topical diseases, disorders, and… View available downloads →