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?
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?
- Signs and symptoms of childhood leukemia
- 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
- Treatment of children with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)
- Treatment of children with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
- Treatment of children with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL)
- Treatment of children with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML)
- Treatment of children with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
Talking With Your Doctor
- What happens after treatment for childhood leukemia?
- Social and emotional issues during and after treatment of childhood leukemia
- Late and long-term effects of treatment of childhood leukemia