LeukemiaLeukemiaLeukemiaLEnglishOncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNAConditions and diseasesAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2018-04-03T04:00:00ZLanding PageLearning Hub<p>Information about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of leukemia. Also learn about the challenges that parents may face while caring for their child during and after treatment.</p><p>This learning hub will help you understand the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of leukemia. It also discusses the challenges that parents may face while caring for their child during treatment and many of the late-term outcomes of leukemia treatment.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">About leukemia</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Leukemia is the general term for cancer of the blood. There are different forms of leukemia; the two most common are acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML).</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2825&language=English">About leukemia</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2832&language=English">Blood, marrow and the lymphatic system</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2833&language=English">The leukemia health care team </a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2826&language=English">Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: An overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2827&language=English">Subtypes of ALL</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2828&language=English">Genes and ALL</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2829&language=English">Signs and symptoms of ALL</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2830&language=English">Acute myeloid leukemia: An overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2831&language=English">Subtypes of AML</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3197&language=English">Signs and symptoms of AML</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Diagnosis</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn the roles of the complete blood count test, bone marrow aspiration, and lumbar puncture in diagnosing leukemia.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2834&language=English">Leukemia: Understanding diagnosis</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2839&language=English">Complete blood count (CBC)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2840&language=English">Lumbar puncture</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Bone marrow aspirate and biopsy</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2835&language=English">Bone marrow aspirate and biopsy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2836&language=English">Cell morphology test</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2838&language=English">Immunophenotyping</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2837&language=English">Cytogenetics and molecular tests</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Treating leukemia</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>The goal of treatment is to bring your child into remission. Find treatment options for acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia and precautions to take during treatment.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2841&language=English">Treating leukemia</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2854&language=English">Other considerations during therapy for leukemia</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2842&language=English">Treating acute lymphoblastic leukemia</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2843&language=English">Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Risk categories</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2849&language=English">Chemotherapy for acute childhood leukemias</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2846&language=English">Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Chemotherapy phases</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2845&language=English">Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Radiation therapy</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2844&language=English">Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Bone marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2852&language=English">Leukemia: Central venous line</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2853&language=English">Medicines for leukemia</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Treating acute myeloid leukemia</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2847&language=English">Treating aute myeloid leukemia</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2849&language=English">Chemotherapy for acute childhood leukemias</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2851&language=English">Acute myeloid leukemia: Chemotherapy phases</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2848&language=English">Acute myeloid leukemia: Bone marrow transplant</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2850&language=English">Treatment for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2852&language=English">Leukemia: Central venous line</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2853&language=English">Medicines for leukemia</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Living with leukemia</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn about impacts of leukemia treatment on your child and the family and why good nutrition is an important part of your child’s leukemia therapy.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2855&language=English">Living with leukemia</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2864&language=English">Good nutrition during leukemia treatment</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Living with acute lymphoblastic leukemia</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2858&language=English">Parenting a child with leukemia</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2856&language=English">Leukemia and financial issues</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2860&language=English">Helping your child cope with leukemia</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1652&language=English">Coping with pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2861&language=English">Leukemia and behavioural changes</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2862&language=English">Self-image and changes to appearance from leukemia </a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2857&language=English">School and leukemia</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2863&language=English">Living with leukemia and helping siblings cope</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Living with acute myeloid leukemia</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2858&language=English">Parenting a child with leukemia</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2856&language=English">Leukemia and financial issues</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2860&language=English">Helping your child cope with leukemia</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2859&language=English">In the hospital</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=1652&language=English">Coping with pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2861&language=English">Leukemia and behavioural changes</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2862&language=English">Self-image and changes to appearance from leukemia </a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2857&language=English">School and leukemia</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2863&language=English">Living with leukemia and helping siblings cope</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Looking ahead for leukemia survivors</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Depending on factors like your child’s age at diagnosis, gender, and life transitions they experience as a survivor, they may respond differently at different times after completing leukemia treatment.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2865&language=English">Looking ahead for leukemia survivors</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2876&language=English">Social and emotional effects of having leukemia</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2878&language=English">Leukemia relapse</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2877&language=English">Palliative care for children with leukemia</a></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>After treatment ends</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2866&language=English">After treatment ends</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2867&language=English">Self-care after leukemia treatment</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2868&language=English">Leukemia follow-up visits</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2869&language=English">Transitioning into adulthood after leukemia</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Potential late effects of acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment </h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2870&language=English">Potential late effects of acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment </a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2871&language=English">Leukemia and weight gain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2872&language=English">Leukemia and bone health</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2873&language=English">Secondary cancers</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2874&language=English">Leukemia treatment and learning and memory</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2875&language=English">Other late effects of leukemia</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Potential late effects of acute myeloid leukemia treatment </h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2878&language=English">Potential late effects of acute myeloid leukemia treatment </a></li></ol></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/leukemia_learning_hub.jpgleukemia