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After Treatment Living as a Childhood Leukemia Survivor

After Treatment: Living as a Childhood Leukemia Survivor

Childhood Leukemia Survivors Although still considered a “rare” disease, childhood leukemia is the most common form of childhood cancer, with nearly 5,000 new diagnoses every year in the United States. In fact, childhood leukemia currently accounts for almost one-third of Read more ›

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Childhood Leukemia: What is the expected lifespan of a childhood leukemia patient?

Childhood Leukemia: Long-Term Prognosis and Survival Rates When discussing long-term survival rates for childhood leukemia and other types of childhood cancer, oncologists rarely use the term “cure”. Instead, to discuss short-term outlook and response to treatment, doctors will discussion remission, Read more ›

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Treatment for Childhood Leukemia

What is the Treatment for Childhood Leukemia? The majority of children diagnosed with childhood leukemia will be treated with chemotherapy. Chemotherapy (often simply called “chemo” for short) involves targeting cancerous cells with specific drugs. The specific type of drugs, their Read more ›

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Signs and Symptoms of Childhood Leukemia

About Childhood Leukemia (ALL & AML) Childhood leukemia—a blood-based cancer in which abnormal cancer cells grow in the bone marrow—is the most common type of childhood cancer, accounting for almost one-third of all childhood cancer diagnoses. There are three different Read more ›

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Winter PJammin Promotion

Host a PJammin for Kids with Cancer and receive a FREE gift! Bundle up in your pajamas this winter and help families facing childhood cancer at the same time! Have you registered a PJammin® for Kids with Cancer event this Read more ›

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Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention of Childhood Leukemia Cancer

Childhood Leukemia: Are Prevention and Early Detection Possible? Learning that your child has leukemia is devastating, and of course many parents want to know if there is anything that they could have done to prevent the cancer or detect it Read more ›

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Learn More About Childhood Leukemia

Childhood Leukemia Cancer Leukemia is a blood-based cancer that begins in the bone marrow, the soft inner part of the bone responsible for the growth of new blood cells. As leukemia cells accumulate in the bone marrow, by replicating more Read more ›

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The Lancet Oncology Commission on Future Cancer Research Priorities in the USA

We are excited to share the New Lancet Oncology Commission on Future Research Priorities in the USA sets out how to accelerate cancer research and care, delivering on US Cancer Moonshot initiative. The report builds on the Blue Ribbon Panel Read more ›

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The 2017 National Childhood Cancer Awareness Tree Ribbons

2017 AWARENESS TREE RIBBONS * AVAILABLE TO ORDER * The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) has honored and commemorated thousands of children since the year 2000, who have had their lives turned upside down by childhood cancer. Each year, our Read more ›

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What Causes Wilms Tumor and Can It Be Prevented?

Wilms Tumor Causes, Risk Factors, and Prevention “Cancer” is a general word for a wide grouping of diseases in which the building blocks of the body—cells—grow and replicate abnormally. While some, although not all, types of cancers in adults are Read more ›

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