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Me, myself and my brain stem tumour: Memoirs of a pediatric brain cancer survivor

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Azizi, Bayan. Vancouver, BC: Everywhere Now Press , 2015. (Book) — 2 copies, 2 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
FE 370 AZI 2015
Bayan Azizi was just an average nine-year-old boy playing street hockey with friends and teasing his younger brother and sister when the unthinkable happened. A series of symptoms - a droopy eyelid, a slight speech impediment, some motor difficulties - took him to Children's Hospital in Vancouver, …
Title
Me, myself and my brain stem tumour: Memoirs of a pediatric brain cancer survivor
Author
Azizi, Bayan
Place
Vancouver, BC
Publisher
Everywhere Now Press
Year Published
2015
Physical Description
Softcover, 226 p.
Topics
Brain Cancer-Children
Brain Tumours
Abstract
Bayan Azizi was just an average nine-year-old boy playing street hockey with friends and teasing his younger brother and sister when the unthinkable happened. A series of symptoms - a droopy eyelid, a slight speech impediment, some motor difficulties - took him to Children's Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia where a CT scan revealed a tumour in his brain stem. The tumour was not cancerous but was located in a place that made complete removal impossible and was intricately connected to the fundamental functions of life such as breathing, heart-rate, and swallowing and this made complete removal impossible. Over the next few years Bayan faced the possibility of death, endured three brain surgeries, maximum radiation, and chemotherapy. In his compelling yet humorous autobiography told through the lens of childhood, Bayan shares his life story from early childhood to present times, revealing his grit, his down-to-earth acceptance, and his determination to live a full life.
ISBN
9780993714764
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
FE 370 AZI 2015
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
Copy 2 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
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Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. London, ON: Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada , 2012. 6th ed. (Book) — 3 copies, 3 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Sunny Hill Education Resource Centre
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
FM 380 BRA 2012
This resource aims to provide comprehensive and easy-to-read information about the disease, including brain tumour types, treatment options, and what to expect after a diagnosis. The information also addresses some of the questions and concerns you may have about your child being diagnosed with a b…
Title
Pediatric brain tumour handbook
Corporate Author
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Edition
6th ed.
Place
London, ON
Publisher
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
Year Published
2012
Topics
Brain Tumours
Brain Cancer-Children
Abstract
This resource aims to provide comprehensive and easy-to-read information about the disease, including brain tumour types, treatment options, and what to expect after a diagnosis. The information also addresses some of the questions and concerns you may have about your child being diagnosed with a brain tumour, and helps raise awareness about the disease, providing education for family members, friends and health care professionals.
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Sunny Hill Education Resource Centre
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
FM 380 BRA 2012
Copy 2 BC Children's and Women's Sunny Hill Education Resource Centre Redevelopment Available
Copy 3 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
Copy 4 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available