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Childhood Leukemia: A Guide for Families, Friends & Caregivers, Third Edition by Nancy Keene

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Printing History: June 1997, First Edition

October 1999, Second Edition May 2002, Third Edition

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: Keene, Nancy.

Childhood leukemia: a guide for families, friends & caregivers / Nancy Keene.—3rd ed.

p. cm.—(Patient-centered guides) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-596-50015-7 1. Leukemia in children. I. Title. II. Series.

RJ416.L4 K44 2002

618.92'99419--dc21 2002025184

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