A Checklist for Dad

January 2020
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  • Publisher
    World Health Organization
  • Published
    22nd January
  • ISBN 9789283204497
  • Language English
  • Pages 66 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 7.5"
  • Images Illus.

Ella overhears her parents talking. It sounds like something is wrong with Dad. She decides to make a checklist for Dad to find out if he is okay. Her parents later explain that Dad has cancer. Ella struggles through her emotions as she learns about cancer treatment, cancer prevention, and the role of genetics.

This book will serve as a valuable resource for those who need to discuss a cancer diagnosis with children. By explaining what cancer is and what one can expect when diagnosed in simple language with engaging illustrations, parents can provide their children with much needed information and comfort in a format that is familiar to them.

Parents, health providers, counselors, teachers, and librarians can use this text to discuss the topic of cancer in a straightforward yet gentle manner.

This is the first children's book published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Education and Training Group at IARC to support courses, fellowships, and training of cancer researchers worldwide.

Tricia L. Larose

Dr. Tricia L. Larose is from Sudbury, a city in Ontario, Canada. She holds a PhD in Medicine from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her work is supported by the Research Council of Norway (grant number 267776/H10). During her tenure as a postdoctoral scientist at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Dr. Larose worked in the Genetic Epidemiology Group in the Section of Genetics.

Gwen Le Rest

Gwen Le Rest is an illustrator and sculptor. His illustrations for this book were inspired by his five children. He sometimes publishes work under the pseudonym Gehelere (GLR). His artist's studio is located in Locunole, a village in Brittany in north-western France.