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Case Discussion on Management of Leukemia in Children

Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow, and it is the most common form of cancer in children. The goal of treatment is to achieve remission, which means that there are no longer any signs of leukemia in the body. The management of leukemia in children usually involves a combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplantation. Chemotherapy is the main treatment for leukemia in children, and it involves the use of drugs to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy may be used to target leukemia cells that have spread to the brain or spinal cord. Stem cell transplantation may be necessary in some cases, particularly if the leukemia has relapsed or is not responding to other treatments. Supportive care is also an important part of leukemia management in children, and may include pain management, nutrition support, and psychological support.

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Dr Vasudha Nandagudi Rao

MBBS, MD (PAED), FMTI RCPCH Clinical fellowship in Paediatric Oncology, Consultant Pediatric Oncology, Bengaluru

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Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow, and it is the most common form of cancer in children. The goal of treatment is to achieve remission, which means that there are no longer any signs of leukemia in the body. The management of leukemia in children usually involves a combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplantation. Chemotherapy is the main treatment for leukemia in children, and it involves the use of drugs to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy may be used to target leukemia cells that have spread to the brain or spinal cord. Stem cell transplantation may be necessary in some cases, particularly if the leukemia has relapsed or is not responding to other treatments. Supportive care is also an important part of leukemia management in children, and may include pain management, nutrition support, and psychological support.