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Can there be any treatment for blood cancer in children?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Leukemia in childhood has seen great progress in the past 3 decades moving from a commonly fatal process to one where most can survive.
The coordinated and specialized treatments involve several medications and a team of specialists, usually based at a childrens hospital or medical school.Pediatric hematology/oncology programs usually take the lead in treatment.

In brief: Yes

Leukemia in childhood has seen great progress in the past 3 decades moving from a commonly fatal process to one where most can survive.
The coordinated and specialized treatments involve several medications and a team of specialists, usually based at a childrens hospital or medical school.Pediatric hematology/oncology programs usually take the lead in treatment.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes there is.....

There are many types of leukemia.
Pts with b-cell phenotypes tend to do better than those with t-cell dz. AML carries more risk. Children tend to do better than adolescents. There are also several molecular abnormalities with prognostic significance. Not enough room here to list. Taking all comers, survival for children with all is 80-85%. AML is closer to 60%. Ask if you need more specifics.

In brief: Yes there is.....

There are many types of leukemia.
Pts with b-cell phenotypes tend to do better than those with t-cell dz. AML carries more risk. Children tend to do better than adolescents. There are also several molecular abnormalities with prognostic significance. Not enough room here to list. Taking all comers, survival for children with all is 80-85%. AML is closer to 60%. Ask if you need more specifics.
Dr. Michael Engel
Dr. Michael Engel
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Yes

I assume you are talking about leukemia.
Talk to your doctor and or an oncologist. The recovery rate in children is quite high.

In brief: Yes

I assume you are talking about leukemia.
Talk to your doctor and or an oncologist. The recovery rate in children is quite high.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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