R

Radiation exposure, 17

X-rays, 65 Radiation oncologists, 238 Radiation simulation, 242 Radiation therapists, 238 Radiation therapy, 236-250. See also Cranial radiation; Spinal radiation; Total body radiation (TBI) for acute myeloid leukemia

(AML), 28-29 bibliography information, 482 facilities for, 237-238 growth problems, 248-249 immobilization devices,

239-240 long-term side effects, 247-250 masks for, 239 need for, 236-237 questions to ask, 237 sedation during, 240-242 short-term side effects,

245-247 side effects, 245-250 types of treatments, 242-245 Randomization, 70-71 Reassuring children, 38 Recordkeeping calendar system, 253-254 financial records, 255-260 journals, keeping, 252-253 medical records, 251-252 special education records, 310 Recreation therapy rooms,

131-132 Rectal temperatures, 217 Red blood cells (RBCs), 15, 458 Red dots on skin, 15 Reglan, 196 Rehabilitation Act, 301 Reinduction for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), 25 Rejection of allogeneic transplant, 396 of graft, 410-411 Relapse, 383-392

acute lymphoblastic leukemia

(ALL), 389 acute myeloid leukemia (AML), 389

bibliography for, 482 common sites for, 385 emotional responses to, 386 goal-setting after, 391-392 stem cell transplantation and, 417

symptoms of, 383-385 treatment plan on, 387-392 Relaxation, 205-206

for emotional problems, 354 for pain management, 47 Relief Band, 215 Religious organizations. See also Clergy financial aid from, 267 support from, 94-95, 161-162 Remission acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

treatment, 30 of juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML), 34 Residents, 107

Resource organizations, 463-475 Resource rooms at hospitals, 161 Ringworm of the scalp, 17 Risk factors for donating marrow, 406-407 environmental factors, 17-18 for external catheters, 136-138 genetic risks, 17 for peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC lines), 147-148 for subcutaneous ports,

143-144 viral factors, 18 RNs, 108

Ronald McDonald house, 156 Rotary, 267 Rubex, 181-182 Rubidomycin, 180

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