Megan Blunt has written a very good guide to the disease, published this week by the children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent, called Chemotherapy, Cake and Cancer. It's a practical manual to help children cope during cancer treatment. And though cancer information booklets are ten-a-penny, Megan's is special because it compiles all the accoumulated knowledge and survival tips of the children on the ward; stuff you won't find anywhere else. It is also very funny, dedicated to Nat Burke, and is illustrated by Nat's father, Chris Burke, a professional cartoonist.
It can be ordered through the CLIC Sargent Child Cancer Helpline on 0800 1970068 and is available to download from www.clicsargent.org.uk
For further details read the excellent article by Simon Crompton in The Times March 3 2007 in the Body and Soul section of the paper from which the above information is extracted.