The Aflac Cancer Center offers a large team of providers with specialized expertise in treating all forms of childhood leukemia and lymphoma. Each year, our program cares for approximately 140 newly diagnosed patients using a variety of treatment protocols, including blood and marrow transplantation and Phase I and Phase II trials of novel agents for children whose cancer has relapsed or is not responding to treatment.
What is leukemia?
Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells. When a child has leukemia, his bone marrow produces a large number of abnormal white blood cells. These abnormal white blood cells cannot protect against disease. They also interfere with the child’s production of red blood cells and platelets, which can cause anemia and bleeding problems.
What is lymphoma?
Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in a child’s lymphatic tissues, including lymph nodes, thymus, spleen, tonsils, adenoids and bone marrow. Lymphoma is the third most common type of cancer in children.
At the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, our large team of providers offers specialized expertise in treating all forms of leukemia and lymphoma, including:
- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
- Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
- Hodgkin lymphoma
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)