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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Cancer & Tumors

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

ALL is the most common type of leukemia, affecting nearly 75% of kids who have this cancer of the blood cells. With treatment, most recover.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Among kids with leukemia, 20% have this form of the blood cancer. With treatment, most recover.

Brain and Nervous System Cancers

These cancers are the most common type of cancer in children. When discovered early, they often can be cured.

Brain Tumors

Brain tumors are the second most common group of childhood cancers. Treatment requires a very specialized plan involving a team of medical specialists.

Cancer Center

From treatments and prevention to coping with the emotional aspects of cancer, the Cancer Center provides comprehensive information that parents need.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy medications are used to treat cancer throughout the body by killing actively dividing cells. Learn more about chemo.

Childhood Cancer

Different kinds of childhood cancer have different signs, symptoms, treatments, and outcomes. But today, over 80% of all children with cancer live 5 years or more.

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

While this type of blood cancer is more common in adults, it affects children, too. Thanks to advances in therapy, most kids with CML can be cured.

Effects of Cancer Treatment on Fertility

While some cancer treatments have little to no effect on reproductive health, others are more likely cause temporary or permanent infertility.

Ewing Sarcoma

This type of cancer mainly affects adolescents and usually develops in the arms, legs, ribs, spinal column, and pelvis. With early diagnosis and treatment, many kids with Ewing sarcoma have a good chance of recovery.