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Your Treatment Team

Oncologists and hematologists are specialists who treat persons with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative diseases. Pediatric hematologist oncologists treat children, adolescents and some young adults who have blood cancers. The oncologist or hematologist-oncologist coordinates a treatment and follow-up plan that involves other doctors as well as nurses, social workers, case managers and nutritionists.   What to Ask About Your Treatment ...

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Childhood AML

To access information about coping with childhood cancer, click here. Click here for childhood AML statistics. Click on the links below for more information about childhood AML: Treatment Survivorship and Special Healthcare Needs Follow-Up Care Long-Term and Late Effects of Treatment Returning to School Treatment Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) only accounts for about 20 percent of childhood leukemia cases. The overall survival rate has increased for children with A ...

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Treatment

It's important that your doctor is experienced in treating patients with acute leukemia or has access to an acute myeloid leukemia (AML) specialist.   Types of AML Treatment Doctors use several types of treatment for adults with AML, some at different stages. Click on the links below to read more about each type of treatment. Chemotherapy or other drug therapies. Chemotherapy is the use of potent drugs or chemicals, often in combinations or intervals, to kill or damage c ...

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Childhood Non-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 NHL statistics. Click on the links below for more information about childhood Hod ...

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Logistical Information for Conference

Logistical Information for Conference Agenda for Day 9:00 - 9:30 registration and breakfast 9:30 - 10:15 Keynote Speaker - Ethan Zohn 10:15- 11:15 Managing and Navigating the Emotional Roller Coaster of a Cancer Diagnosis 11:15 - 11:30 BREAK 11:30 - 12:15 Oncology Rehabilitation 12:15 - 12:45 Nutrition 12:45 - 1:30 LUNCH 1:30 - 2:30 Breakout Discussions: - opportunity to interact and discuss issues with others in a simila ...

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