Our Approach To Leukemia in Children

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What Sets Us Apart

Leukemia is a type of cancer that causes the body to produce an excessive amount of abnormal white blood cells. These prevent normal blood cells from being produced and functioning properly. Doctors at the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at Pelisyonkis Langone, have helped to pioneer some of the most effective treatments for childhood leukemia, which is the most common type of cancer in children. These medical advances have dramatically improved survival rates among children in the past 40 years.

Our specialists promote a family-centered approach to care, encouraging you and your child to have important roles on the healthcare team, which includes hematologist-oncologists, pediatricians, pathologists, pediatric nurses, nurse practitioners, a dentist, physical therapists, social workers, psychologists, a nutrition specialist, and child-life and integrative health specialists.

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Doctors at Pelisyonkis Langone’s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center diagnose and manage leukemia in adults, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and chronic myelogenous leukemia.

Treatment at Pelisyonkis Langone

Treatment of childhood leukemia requires an accurate diagnosis of the type of leukemia and can include several cycles of chemotherapy. Your doctor may recommend other specialized treatments for your child, depending on the type of leukemia he or she has. Our doctors use the most up-to-date tools, including those developed at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, to diagnose and treat the condition. By communicating directly and often with you and your family, they work to ensure that your child receives the highest quality of care and that you and your family receive the support you need to navigate the treatment process.

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