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Pediatric Services

Hematologic (Blood) Cancer (includes Leukemia, Lymphoma) - Leukemia is a prevalent type of childhood cancer and is a cancer of the white blood cells. Large numbers of abnormal, defective white blood cells are produced in the bone marrow and flood the bloodstream. These defective cells interfere with the production of other healthy blood cells. Leukemia can result in anemia (low numbers of red blood cells), bleeding and risks of infection. Lymphoma is cancer of lymph tissue found in the lymph nodes, spleen, liver, bone marrow or other places. Patients can have Hodgkin's lymphoma or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Hodgkin's disease is the presence of specific malignant cells.