Authoritative information and practical advice from the nation's cancer experts about childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and related myeloid malignancies, including Chronic Myelogenous leukemia (CML), Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML), Transient Myeloproliferative Disorder (TMD), and Myelodysplastic Syndromes MDS, forms of pediatric cancer. Starting with the basics, and advancing to detailed patient-oriented and physician-quality information, this comprehensive compilation gives empowered patients, families, caregivers, nurses, and physicians the information they need to understand the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. Conveniently organized contents include:
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