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Our Treatment Process and Options

The symptoms of leukemias and lymphomas may resemble other blood disorders or medical problems, which is why it is important to consult a physician for a diagnosis.

In order to make an accurate diagnosis, our physicians will complete a medical history and physical examination of our patients and may perform numerous tests, including:

  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Bone marrow aspiration &/or biopsy
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • X-ray
  • Spinal tap/lumbar puncture
  • Computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
  • Ultrasound (also called sonography)

Once a diagnosis is made, your child’s physician will determine a specific course of treatment based on many factors, including:

  • Your child's age, overall health, and medical history
  • Type, location, and extent/stage of the disease
  • Your child's tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
  • Expectations for the course of the disease
  • Expectations for the course of the transplant
  • Your opinion or preference

Treatment for leukemia may include:

  • Chemotherapy &/or other intrathecal medications
  • Radiation
  • Bone marrow/stem cell transplant
  • Targeted therapy
  • Blood transfusions
  • Various medications and antibiotics
  • Continuous follow-up care

Treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma may include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation
  • Bone marrow/stem cell transplant
  • Supportive care
  • Continuous follow-up care

Treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma may include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation
  • Surgery
  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • High-dose chemotherapy with a stem cell transplant
  • Antibiotics
  • Supportive care
  • Continuous follow-up care

Families are provided with the opportunity to participate in clinical trials unique to the research projects being completed at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Eligible patients being treated for leukemia, lymphoma, and liquid tumor diseases can choose to participate in a program that matches patients with the best possible treatment options and the most up-to-date medications available.

Learn More

The Symptoms and Treatment of Childhood Leukemia

The Symptoms and Treatment of Hodgkin Lymphoma

The Symptoms and Treatment of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

The Symptoms and Treatment of Burkitt Lymphoma

Bone Marrow Transplantation in Children

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