Leukemia and lymphoma are cancers that can affect the bone marrow, blood cells, and the lymphatic system. Leukemia, the most common childhood cancer, affects stem cells, which are made in the bone marrow (the spongy tissue inside bones). Stem cells mature into many different types of cells.
In children with leukemia, the bone marrow makes abnormal white blood cells that don’t die when they should. The resulting large number of leukemia cells makes it difficult for other cells to function.
Sylvester’s pediatric cancer care team offers leading-edge therapies based on the latest. Our expert team develops a customized treatment plan to give your child the best possible results.
Why Choose Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?
Sylvester is an NCI-designated cancer center. The National Cancer Institute has recognized Sylvester for its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.
Pediatric blood cancer treatment ranked among the best cancer programs in the country, per U.S. News and World Report. Besides the multidisciplinary care, your child gets individualized care that's tailored to their diagnosis at the genetic level. Your child gets the most effective treatment for their type of cancer.
A multidisciplinary team approach. Your child’s care team includes pediatric cancer doctors, oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, nutritionists, pain management specialists, and other health care professionals to deliver complete care. We focus on minimizing side effects and improving your child’s quality of life during treatment.
Personalized recommendations. We keep you and your child’s goals in mind when developing screening and treatment schedules. Whether there’s a family history of particular cancers or you want to ensure your child’s health long term, you get personalized attention.