Pediatric Leukemias and Lymphomas we Treat
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), also called acute lymphoblastic leukemia, is the most common cancer and the most common leukemia affecting children. It is a cancer that affects the bone marrow and subsequently, the blood.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
Acute myeloid leukemia is a leukemia that starts in the bone marrow (the tissue inside the bone where blood is made) and results in the creation of immature white blood cells.
Burkitt’s lymphoma starts in B-lymphocytes (which are immune cells that normally secrete antibodies), so-called because they mature in the bone marrow of many bones.
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
Chronic myelogenous leukemia is a rare cancer of the blood in children where over time, too many immature white blood cells form because of an abnormality in the normal maturation process of the cell.
Children with cyclic neutropenia have a fairly non-serious disease (benign) where their white blood cell count becomes low for 3-5 days, every 14-35 days.
When the lymph nodes cells multiply without control they produce lymphomas. There are two types of lymphomas: Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma which can be separated by the type of abnormal white blood cell found.
Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia
JMML is a rare, serious chronic form of cancer of the blood in children (frequently boys), aged less than 4 years.
Large Cell Lymphoma
Large cell lymphoma is a common, fast growing group of blood cancers that affect one cell type of white blood cell called lymphocytes.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is an uncommon type of cancer in children. It starts in the body’s lymphatic system which are part of the body’s defenses against infections.