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Katie

Ten days following the birth of my son in May, I developed a mass on my upper left thigh/groin area. After several weeks of being seen by multiple physicians, it was decided that I would need a surgical biopsy to determine if we were dealing with cancer or a benign growth. On July 21, 2016, two weeks before my 32 birthday, I was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell non-hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Needless to say, I had never in my wildest dreams imagined that I would be sp ...

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Methotrexate

Generic name Methotrexate Pronunciation  meth-oh-TREK-sate Brand name(s), other common name(s) Rheumatrex®, Trexall® Drug type   Antimetabolite How the drug is given By mouth Indications and Usage Methotrexate is FDA approved, alone or with other drugs, to treat people who have acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) that has spread to the central nervous system (CNS) or to preven ...

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AML and Children: Understanding Diagnosis and Treatment

August 8, 2018 Provided by The Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation with promotional support from LLS.

Dr. Katherine Tarlock, a pediatric hematology expert from Seattle Children’s Hospital briefly discusses AML and its prevalence in children. She will discuss how it is diagnosed, symptoms associated and the possible treatment options for children. This will include watch and wait , medications and bone marrow transplant. Dr. Tarlock concludes with tips for parents ...

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Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma

Because of new and better therapies, cancer survival rates for children have improved dramatically during the last several decades. Scientists continue to search for the causes of childhood lymphoma so they can develop better treatments with less toxic side effects. To access information about coping with childhood cancer, click here. Click here for childhood Hodgkin lymphoma statistics. Click on the links below for more information about childhood Hodgkin lymphoma Treatm ...

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Stem Cell Transplantation

What are Stem Cells? Blood stem cells are produced in the bone marrow and can become any kind of blood cell the body needs. Stem cells are constantly dividing and maturing into different types of blood cells, replacing older and worn-out blood cells in the body. They produce billions of new blood cells every day. If the stem cells cannot make enough new blood cells, many serious health problems can occur. These problems may include infections, anemia or bleeding. Healthy stem cells ar ...

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