Leukemia - Child

American Cancer Society: All About Leukemia - Children's - The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. To learn about leukemia in children, use the scroll down menu in the "select a cancer type" section and click on the specific cancer type.

Cancer.Net: Leukemia, Acute Lymphoblastic (ALL), Childhood Cancer OR Leukemia, Acute Myeloid (AML), Childhood Cancer - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.

KidsHealth for Parents: Childhood Cancer: Leukemia - This site was created by the Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media and aims to provide the best children's health information on the Internet.
Also in Spanish.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a national voluntary health agency dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and to improving the quality of life of patients and their families. You'll find disease information as well as support information at this site. To locate a local chapter, use the Society's online chapter finder.

Macmillan Cancer Support: Children's Cancers - This UK based organization helps with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. Here you’ll find information on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer.
For specific information on leukemia in children click on:

MedlinePlus: Leukemia, Childhood - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.
Also in Spanish.

National Cancer Institute: Childhood Leukemia - This government site will provide you with information on the treatment of childhood leukemia, clinical trials and research.

St. Louis Children's Hospital: Leukemia - This fact sheet will give you the basics on childhood leukemia.

WebMD: Day Care May Cut Leukemia Risk - WebMD reports on a possible link between day care and leukemia risk.


Interactive Tutorials / Videos

MedlinePlus Interactive Tutorial: Leukemia - This interactive video is from the Patient Education Institute. Using animated graphics, each tutorial explains the subject in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial. Note: These tutorials require a special Flash plug-in, version 4 or above. If you do not have Flash, you will be prompted to obtain a free download of the software before you start the tutorial.


October 2013