Risk factors for childhood leukemia
Risk factors for childhood leukemia include genetic syndromes and having a sibling with leukemia. Learn about childhood leukemia risk factors.
Symptoms of childhood leukemia
Symptoms of childhood leukemia include easy bruising or bleeding, bone or joint pain and a swollen abdomen. Learn about the symptoms of childhood leukemia.
Diagnosis of childhood leukemia
Tests to diagnose childhood leukemia, such as bone marrow aspiration, are done when symptoms are present. Learn about diagnosing childhood leukemia.
If childhood leukemia spreads
Leukemia can spread wherever the blood travels, including to the lymph nodes, liver and spleen. Learn about how childhood leukemia spreads.
Prognosis and survival for childhood leukemia
Prognosis and survival of childhood leukemia depends on many factors, including type of leukemia. Learn about prognosis and survival of childhood leukemia.
Treatments for childhood leukemia
Treatments for childhood leukemia include chemotherapy, radiation and stem cell transplant. Learn about treatment plans and options for childhood leukemia.
Supportive care is an important part of cancer care. It helps children and their families meet the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of cancer. It helps improve the quality of life of children living with cancer. It can help children to cope with cancer, its treatment and possible side effects.
Childhood leukemia statistics
Childhood leukemia is the most common cancer diagnosed in Canadian children. Learn about childhood leukemia incidence and mortality statistics.