Understanding Neutropaenia – Book

NEW PUBLICATION Small Black iBooks logo and Kindle logo

Available on iTunes and Amazon Kindle for £2.49

Inspired by my own frustrations understanding the complexity of cancer treatment when I had cancer over thirty years ago, this illustrated booklet is designed to help children and their parents understand the management of chemotherapy induced neutropaenia.

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Whilst my booklet is by no means exhaustive on the subject of neutropaenia and its management, I hope it will aid healthcare professionals and parents to explain the causes and importance of careful management of this serious side-effect of myelosuppressive treatments. In addition, I hope downloading and colouring in the black and white version might provide a welcome distraction during what is a particularly challenging time for children and their families.

Thirty percent of profits from sales will go to UK children’s cancer charities.

You can also purchase the booklet here, via PayPal for £2.49.

Understanding Neutropaenia

We will email you a pdf version of ‘Understanding Neutropaenia’ to the email address associated with your PayPal account



IMG_0037Every purchase of this new interactive booklet includes free access to a black and white version for children to colour-in. You can download it by clicking on the following link and printing in A4 format:

B&W Neutropaenia Print A5 (Password protected)

To access the document you will need the password provided in the booklet you purchased.

Enter the competition

When you have coloured-in the illustrations, just select your favourite picture and send a photo or scanned image of it to: drifting@mybracken.com for a chance to win a signed, limited edition copy of my children’s book ‘Drifting’. The best coloured illustrations submitted before 31 May 2019 will receive an autographed, full-colour special edition of the book. The best colouring-in will be judged by the author and illustrator and will be notified via email by 14 June 2019.