Confronting cancer (2003) Donnellan C. Cambridge: Independence Educational Publishers, 44pp. ISBN: 1-86168-230-1. £6.95.
This book looks at the main types of cancer, the causes and current statistics. There is also a chapter devoted to recent developments in detection, treatment and the search for cures as well as the various services that are available for care and support. The information comes from a wide variety of sources and includes government reports and statistics, newspaper reports, features, magazine articles and surveys, and literature from lobby groups and charitable organisations.
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Getting on with cancer (2002)Donaghey V, Bernal J, Tuffrey-Wijne I, Hollins S. London: The Royal College of Psychiatrists, 74pp. ISBN: 1 901242 84 6. £10.00,
Books beyond words is a series of picture books that has been developed for people who have difficulty reading and who can understand pictures better than words.
Getting on with cancer tells the story of Veronica, a woman with Down's Syndrome, who has cancer. When Veronica's doctor told her she had cancer, she was confused and terrified. Then he told her some cancers can be cured. She has surgery and also radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The book deals honestly with the unpleasant side of treatment.