Leukemia in Children

This information is useful for children
A mother holds the hand of her child who has leukemia, comforting her.

More than 50 years ago, it was rare for any child to survive childhood leukemia. Happily that situation has changed for the better. With advances in treatment, not only do children with the disease have up to a 90% survival rate, but many also go on to live happy, productive lives.

Leukemia is the most common type of childhood cancer that we treat at Yale Medicine, and one in which our physicians have extensive experience.