Whether your child has just been diagnosed with leukemia, is going through treatment, or is trying to stay well after treatment, this detailed guide can help you find the answers you need. Click on the topics below to get started.
What Is Leukemia in Children?
- What is cancer?
- What are the differences between cancers in adults and children?
- What is childhood leukemia?
- What are the key statistics for childhood leukemia?
Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention
- What are the risk factors for childhood leukemia?
- Do we know what causes childhood leukemia?
- Can childhood leukemia be prevented?
Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging
- Can childhood leukemia be found early?
- How is childhood leukemia diagnosed?
- How is childhood leukemia classified?
- Prognostic factors in childhood leukemia (ALL or AML)
- Survival rates for childhood leukemias
Treating Leukemia in Children
- How is childhood leukemia treated?
- Immediate treatment for childhood leukemia
- Surgery for childhood leukemia
- Radiation therapy for childhood leukemia
- Chemotherapy for childhood leukemia
- Targeted therapy for childhood leukemia
- High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant for childhood leukemia
- Clinical trials for childhood leukemia
- Complementary and alternative therapies for childhood leukemia
- Treatment of children with acute lymphocytic leukemia
- Treatment of children with acute myelogenous leukemia
- Treatment of children with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL)
- Treatment of children with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML)
- Treatment of children with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
- More treatment information
Talking With Your Doctor
- What happens after treatment for childhood leukemia?
- Emotional issues after treatment of childhood leukemia
- Long-term effects of cancer treatment of childhood leukemia
- Keeping good medical records