The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta has a large team of providers with specialized expertise in treating all forms of childhood leukemia and lymphoma, including:
- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
- Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
- Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
- Hodgkin lymphoma
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)
Each year, our leukemia and lymphoma program cares for more than 150 newly diagnosed patients using a variety of treatment protocols, including blood and marrow transplant(BMT), hematopoietic stem cell transplant, chimeric antigen receptor(CAR)-T therapy, and Phase I and II trials for patients 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, the bone marrow produces a large number of abnormal white blood cells that cannot protect against disease and causes poor immunity. 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 or adenoids, and can involve the bone marrow. Lymphoma is the third most common type of cancer in children.