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The Psychological Sequelae of Childhood Leukaemia

  • G. P. Maguire
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Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 88)

Abstract

The outlook for children suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia has improved considerably over the last decade. Fifty per cent are expected to survive at least 5 years while some may eventually be considered “cured”. This contrasts sharply with the 1960s when the disease was invariably fatal. Paradoxically, this change in prognosis has increased the strain on parents and they have to surmount several hurdles if they are to avoid serious psychological problems and lead a reasonably normal life.

Keywords

Behavioural Problem Sick Child Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia Childhood Leukaemia Behavioural Difficulty 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. P. Maguire
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity Hospital of South ManchesterManchesterUK

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