Treatment for Children with Leukemia

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Customized Leukemia Treatment for Your Child

Your child’s care team will consider the type and subtype of leukemia, genetic testing results, risk of relapse, and your child’s age to customize a plan of treatment that meets their needs. We will explain the treatment to you so you’ll know what to expect.

If your child responds quickly to therapy, there is a lower risk of the cancer coming back. That means we can use less-intensive therapies that cause fewer side effects. If your child does not respond well to treatment early in the course of care, we may recommend more-intensive treatments that offer a better chance of killing the cancer cells. Our approach is to give every child the best chance of a cure.

Learn more about our approach to the treatment of leukemia in children and young adults.