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Childhood Blood Cancer Types and Programs

  • Blood cancers affect the production and function of your child's blood cells. While normal blood cells will reproduce and die, cancerous blood cells don't die and instead continually reproduce and crowd out the healthy blood cells. Unlike solid tumors, in which the cancerous cells stick together to form a solid mass, blood cancers flow through the body. Leukemias and lymphomas are the most common types of cancer in children. Histiocytosis is generally not considered a blood cancer, but it is treated with therapies similar to those used to treat blood cancers.