About leukemiaAAbout leukemiaAbout LeukemiaEnglishOncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2018-03-06T05:00:00ZOussama Abla, MDDanielle Weidman, MDKarin Landenberg, MD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Leukemia is the general term for cancer of the blood. This resource centre will focus on the two most common forms of childhood leukemias: ALL and AML. </p><p>Hearing that your child has leukemia is traumatizing. You may feel overwhelmed with the information you are learning. It is important to remember that no one is to blame for the disease. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>Chronic leukemias often progress slowly, while acute leukemias usually develop more quickly.</li> <li>Improvements in treatment have increased survival rates for children with ALL and AML.</li></ul>
À propos de la leucémieÀÀ propos de la leucémieAbout LeukemiaFrenchOncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2018-03-06T05:00:00ZOussama Abla, MDDanielle Weidman, MDKarin Landenberg, MDFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Le terme « leucémie » est le terme général pour le cancer du sang. Ce centre de ressources mettra l’accent sur les deux types les plus courants de leucémie infantile : la LLA et la LMA.</p><p>Il est traumatisant d’apprendre que votre enfant a la leucémie. Vous pourriez vous sentir dépassé par les renseignements qu’on vous donne. Il importe de se rappeler que la maladie n’est la faute de personne.</p> <p> Il existe quatre types de leucémie chez l’enfant:</p><ul><li>leucémie lymphoblastique aiguë (LLA) </li><li>leucémie myéloblastique aiguë (LMA) </li><li>leucémie myéloïde chronique (LMC) </li><li>leucémie myélomonocytique juvénile (LMJ)<br></li></ul><p>Les leucémies chroniques progressent souvent lentement. À l’opposé, les leucémies aiguës se développent habituellement plus rapidement, si on ne les traite pas. </p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Les leucémies chroniques évoluent souvent lentement, tandis que les leucémies aiguës se développent en général plus rapidement.</li><li>La hausse des taux de survie chez les enfants atteints de LLA et de LMA provient des améliorations apportées aux traitements.</li></ul>

 

 

About leukemia2825.00000000000About leukemiaAbout LeukemiaAEnglishOncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2018-03-06T05:00:00ZOussama Abla, MDDanielle Weidman, MDKarin Landenberg, MD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Leukemia is the general term for cancer of the blood. This resource centre will focus on the two most common forms of childhood leukemias: ALL and AML. </p><p>Hearing that your child has leukemia is traumatizing. You may feel overwhelmed with the information you are learning. It is important to remember that no one is to blame for the disease. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li>Chronic leukemias often progress slowly, while acute leukemias usually develop more quickly.</li> <li>Improvements in treatment have increased survival rates for children with ALL and AML.</li></ul><p> There are four types of leukemia in children:</p> <ul><li> acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) </li> <li> acute myeloid leukemia (AML)</li> <li> chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)</li> <li> juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML)</li></ul> <p> Chronic leukemias often progress slowly. In contrast, acute leukemias usually develop more quickly. </p> <p>Knowing that modern medicine has greatly improved treatment and survival for children with leukemia will give you hope and help you get through this difficult time. For example, improvements in leukemia treatment in the past 30 years have increased survival rates for children with ALL and AML: </p> <p> For ALL, the 5-year survival rate is approximately 90% for children younger than 15 years, and 75% for teenagers aged 15 to 19 years.</p> <p> For AML, the survival rate for children under 15 years of age has increased from less than 20% to 68%. For teenagers aged 15 to 19 years, the survival rate has increased from less than 20% to 57%.</p>About leukemiaFalse

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