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Childhood Blood Cancer Types and Programs

  • The Hematologic Malignancy Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center features four world-class treatment programs offering patients deep expertise and advanced therapies for specific conditions. Each program features an authority in his/her area of expertise as well as teams of subspecialists and nurses with training and years of proven experience.

    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. 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.