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An abnormal growth of cells, rapidly reproducing despite restriction of space, nutrients shared by other cells or signals sent from the body to stop reproduction.

Cancer & Blood Disorders

Lurie Children's specializes in pediatric oncology, hematology, and neuro-oncology. Learn more about our cancer and blood disorder treatment services here.

Cancer Predisposition Program

Lurie Children’s Cancer Predisposition Program provides comprehensive genetic counseling and testing services to pediatric oncology patients and families at risk of hereditary cancer syndromes.

Capillary Malformation - Arteriovenous Malformation Syndrome (CM-AVM)

An inherited syndrome, with a combination of both capillary and arteriovenous malformations, located in the soft tissue of the body or in the central nervous system.

Capillary Malformation - Port Wine Stain

Port wine stains (capillary malformations) are permanent, flat, pink, red, or purple birthmarks on the skin. Learn about causes and what treatments are available.

Cardiac Ablation

Cardiac ablation is a treatment for children with arrhythmia, or an abnormal heart beat. We have excellent ablation outcomes and low complication rates.

Cardiac Arrhythmias

Our electrophysiologists diagnose and treat every kind of pediatric arrhythmia, including heartbeats that are too fast (tachycardia) or too slow (bradycardia).

Cardiac Imaging

Lurie Children's is a leader in pediatric cardiac imaging, performing more than 18,000 echocardiograms and 2,000 fetal echos annually to diagnose heart conditions.

Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome (CFC)

What Is Cardiofaciocutaneous Syndrome? Cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome (CFC) is a genetic condition that is part of a larger group of conditions called RASopathies. RASopathies arise when something goes wrong in a pathway involved in the way the cells of our bodies communicate the information they need to function properly. Since the cells of our...

Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery

The pediatric cardiologists and cardiac surgeons at Lurie Children's Heart Center are highly skilled in treating complex heart conditions in children. Learn more.

Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery Second Opinion Program

Our cardiac second opinion program offers second opinions to parents of children diagnosed with serious heart conditions. Learn more about your options here.


Cardiomyopathy can appear suddenly (acute) or can be present for many years or even since birth (chronic/congenital), and can lead to heart failure. Learn more here.