When Your Child Has Cancer

Find information, hope, advice, and solace to guide you to understand childhood cancer.

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What People Say About the Book

Learn from the experiences and impressions shared by readers of the book

“Well-written and well-explained. Dr. Poothullil’s reasons for addressing dietary issues are clear and compelling. … Well worth a careful reading.”

– Peter C. Phillips | MD, Pediatric Oncologist

Written specifically for parents and will enhance their knowledge and provide guidance during the stressful times being experienced.”

– Cliff DeBenedett | M.D. Pediatrician

“When Your Child Has Cancer resolves this problem by having everything under one cover and should be the starting place for any parent facing a new diagnosis and cancer’s challenges.”

Diane Donovan | Midwest Book Review

What you will learn in this book

How to Care for Children with Cancer

You will learn how you as parents can care for your child with cancer with understanding and sensitivity, creating a loving home environment full of communal activities to reduce everyone’s stress and worry. 

How your child’s diet can be a key element in controlling cancer.

You will learn how a diet low in grains and grain-flour products slows cancer cell growth, giving your child’s immune system a better chance to contain it.  

What causes cancer in children

Dr. John Poothullil expertly guides you to understand childhood cancer. He starts with his two new scientific theories to explain how the leading types of childhood cancers might occur, given that children have not lived long enough to develop the number of gene mutations that usually cause adult cancers. 

Interactive Activities to do with children with Cancer

Valuable extra material in the book includes simple instructions to do gardening and cooking as calming activities to enjoy life for children with cancer. Three superbly illustrated short stories that parents can share with their child are also included.

Meet the Author – Dr. John Poothullil

“Award-winning author, Dr. John Poothullil (patient advocate), practiced medicine as a pediatrician and allergist for more than 30 years. He holds certifications from the American Board of Pediatrics, The American Board of Allergy & Immunology, and the Canadian Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Poothullil has written articles on hunger and satiation, weight loss, diabetes, and the senses of taste and smell. His articles have been published in medical journals such as Physiology and Behavior, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, Journal of Women’s Health, Journal of Applied Research, Nutrition, and Nutritional Neuroscience. His work has been quoted in Woman’s Day, Fitness, Red Book, and Woman’s World.”