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What does treatment for childhood leukemia involve?

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Before cancer treatment begins, sometimes illness complications have to be addressed first. For example, changes in blood cells can lead to infections or severe bleeding and may affect the amount of oxygen reaching the body's tissues. Treatment may involve antibiotics, blood transfusions, or other measures to fight infection.

From: Childhood Leukemia WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 11, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 9/11/2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Childhood Leukemia."

Nemours Foundation: "Childhood Cancer: Leukemia."

FDA: "FDA approval brings first gene therapy to the United States."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 11, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Childhood Leukemia."

Nemours Foundation: "Childhood Cancer: Leukemia."

FDA: "FDA approval brings first gene therapy to the United States."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on September 11, 2017

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