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Contemporary Approaches in Education

Edited By Kevin Norley, Mehmet Ali Icbay and Hasan Arslan

Contemporary Approaches in Education presents papers of the Fifth European Conference on Social and Behavioral Sciences in St. Petersburg, Russia and the Sixth European Conference on Social and Behavioral Sciences in Selcuk, Izmir, Turkey. The contributions deal with a wide range of educational issues, namely teaching and learning, educational policy and school psychology.
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Improvements in the Life Quality of Children with Leukemia

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Introduction

Throughout the world, cancer occupies a critical place among medical problems faced during childhood. In parallel with the increase in incidence of cancer worldwide, 10% of the total number of deaths of children under the age of 15 are now associated with different forms of cancer. The picture is especially dire in developing countries, where 85% of childhood cancer cases are observed. In Turkey, each year, 2,500 to 3,000 cancer cases are observed in patients under the age of 14 (Erdemir and Taş Arslan, 2013). The most frequent form of childhood cancer is leukemia, which alone accounts for 30% of total childhood cancer cases (Kurt and Çetinkaya, 2008; Zengin et. al, 2012). Yet, survival rates of children diagnosed with cancer have progressively improved thanks to developments in science and technology, currently rising to 70–80% (Elçigil and Tuna, 2011; Annie Toro, 2014).

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