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Leukemia & Lymphoma

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  1. Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - High-Stage Childhood Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Treatment

    Children and adolescents with high-stage (stage III or IV) anaplastic large cell lymphoma have a disease-free survival of approximately 60% to 75%.[1,2,3,4,5,6] It is unclear which strategy is best for the treatment of high-stage anaplastic large cell lymphoma. The German Berlin-Frankfurt-Munster (BFM) group used six cycles of intensive pulsed therapy, similar to their B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) therapy (GER-GPOH-NHL-BFM-90 [NHL-BFM-90]).[2]; [7][Level of evidence: 1iiA] Building on these results, the European Intergroup for Childhood NHL (EICNHL) group conducted the FRE-IGR-ALCL99 study (based on the GER-GPOH-NHL-BFM-90 regimen). First, this randomized study demonstrated that methotrexate 1 g/m2 infused over 24 hours plus intrathecal methotrexate and methotrexate 3 g/m2 infused over 3 hours without intrathecal methotrexate yielded similar outcomes.[8][Level of evidence: 1iiC] However, methotrexate 3 g/m2 over 3 hours had less toxicity than methotrexate 1 g/m2 over 24

  2. Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Treatment Option Overview

    There are different types of treatment for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Different types of treatment are available for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment), and some are being tested in clinical trials. A treatment clinical trial is a research study meant to help improve current treatments or obtain information on new treatments for patients with cancer. When clinical trials show that a new treatment is better than the standard treatment, the new treatment may become the standard treatment. Patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Some clinical trials are open only to patients who have not started treatment.For pregnant women with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, treatment is carefully chosen to protect the fetus. Treatment decisions are based on the mother's wishes, the stage of the non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and the age of the fetus. The treatment plan may change as the symptoms, cancer, and pregnancy change.

  3. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

    WebMD explains acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), including its symptoms, risk factors, and treatments.

  4. Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    WebMD explains acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a type of blood cancer, including symptoms, risk factors, and treatments.

  5. Burkitt Lymphoma

    WebMD explains Burkitt lymphoma, including its symptoms, causes, and treatments.

  6. Multiple Myeloma

    WebMD explains multiple myeloma, a blood disorder, including its risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

  7. Understanding Leukemia -- Symptoms

    Information on the symptoms of leukemia.

  8. Understanding Leukemia -- the Basics

    Get the basics about leukemia from the experts at WebMD.

  9. Understanding Leukemia -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    A look at the treatment of leukemia from the experts at WebMD.

  10. Understanding Hodgkin Lymphoma -- the Basics

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