Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and teens, accounting for almost 1 out of 3 cancers. Most childhood leukemias are acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). Most of the remaining cases are acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Chronic leukemias are rare in children.
If your child has just been diagnosed with leukemia, is going through treatment, or is trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find detailed information in our Detailed Guide, or get a shorter, simpler version in our Overview Guide.
Learn about the causes of childhood leukemia and what you need to know about finding it early.
If your child is facing leukemia, we can help you learn about treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you and your child get through treatment and live well afterward.
The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from leukemia. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history.
Facing leukemia? Connect with patients, survivors, and caregivers through the American Cancer Society's online community, Cancer Survivors Network.
Read the latest developments in childhood leukemia.