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The types of cancers that develop in children are often different from the types that develop in adults. Even when kids have a cancer type that adults get too, it is often treated differently.
Erjona Belba had had a normal pregnancy and delivery, so she was shocked when baby Melissa was born with blue bruises all over her body and a fever of 104 degrees.
Childhood leukemia survivor Maddie Stanton describes herself as a “mainly regular” kid. “I feel good,” she says. Her mother, Denise, says, “We feel lucky every day to be able to have Maddie enjoying life, and being happy, and living.”
Immunotherapy offers hope to children with cancer who don't respond to standard treatments. The new drug, Kymriah, is likely only the first to use CAR T-cell therapy, which helps immune cells identify cancer cells and kill them.