Talking. See Communication Tantrums. See Temper tantrums Tape recording doctor's instructions, 5 recordkeeping, 254-255 Tape removal, 150-151 Targeted therapies, 19 Taste, changes in, 232, 271-272 T-cell viruses, 18 Tegaderm, 150-151 TEL gene movement, 22 Telling your child, 35-39 Temperatures rectal temperatures, 217 taking, 63-64 Temper tantrums of children, 341 drugs and, 351 of parents, 346 Terminally ill children. See also Death bibliography information,

490-491 school issues, 310-311 Testicular radiation, 244 Testicular relapse, 385 Therapists. See Counseling Thiopurine methyltransferase

(TPMT), 185 Throat sores, 231-232 Thrombocytes. See Platelets Thrombocytopenia, 14, 399 Thymus enlargement, 17, 18 Thyroid gland secondary cancers, 250 spinal radiation and, 244 stem cell transplantation and, 418

Tinea capitis, 17 Tooth problems. See Dental problems

Topomerase, 17 Toposar, 182

Total body radiation (TBI), 244-245 cataracts and, 417 growth problems, 249 sterility after, 418 Total parenteral nutrition (TPN),

285-287 Translocations in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), 22-23 Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), 305 Treatment. See also specific types for acute myeloid leukemia

(AML), 28-32 alternative treatments, 206-208 best treatments, 19 for chronic myeloid leukemia

(CML), 33-34 last day of, 358-359 peripheral blood stem cell transplants (PBSCTs), 398-399 places for, 3 on relapse, 387-392 team approach to, 3 transitioning away from, 421-425 Tree-plantings, 434 Tretinoin, 191-192 Trust in child, 343-344 Tube feedings, 285-287 Twins leukemia in, 17

syngeneic transplants, 397-398 Tylenol, 200

Typanic thermometers, 64

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