Pediatric Oncology & Hematology Conditions We Treat

Our team takes specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing and treating blood disorders and cancer. Learn more about the conditions we treat. 

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    Anemia

    A lower than the normal number of red blood cells, which carry oxygen from the lungs and distribute it throughout the entire body.

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    Bone Marrow Failure

    Occurring when the marrow ceases to produce enough white blood cells to fight infection, platelets to stop bleeding, and red blood cells to provide oxygen to the body.

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    Brain Tumors

    Abnormal growths of cells in the brain or central nervous system, classified by where they start from and whether they are benign or malignant.

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    Cancer

    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.

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    Ewing Sarcoma

    A cancer that occurs primarily in the bone or soft tissue, most often found in the extremities and can involve muscle and the soft tissues around the tumor site.

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    Germ Cell Tumors

    Malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous) tumors that are composed mostly of germ cells — cells in the unborn baby that become the reproductive system.

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    Hemolytic Anemia

    A general term describing a condition in which red blood cells are broken down faster than the bone marrow is able to produce them.

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    Hemophilia

    An inherited bleeding disorder characterized by low levels or complete absence of specific proteins in the blood that are necessary for prevention of excessive bleeding.

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    Hepatoblastoma

    A very rare cancerous tumor that originates in the liver. Its cells can spread to other areas of the body, commonly the lungs, abdomen and rarely to the bones and central nervous system.

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    Hodgkin Lymphoma

    A type of cancer in the lymphatic system, part of the immune system that functions to fight disease and infections. Hodgkin lymphoma cells can spread to other organs and tissue.

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    Immune Thrombocytopenia Pupura

    In mild cases, scattered small purple spots on the skin, progressing to increased bruising and nosebleeds and, rarely, bleeding in the GI tract, urinary tract and in the brain.

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    Leukemia

    Cancer of the blood, beginning in the bone marrow, the soft, spongy center of the long bones that produces the three major blood cells: white, red, and platelets.

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    Moyamoya Disease

    A rare, progressive cerebrovascular disorder, the name (in Japanese) describing the look of the tangle of tiny vessels formed to compensate for the blockage.

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    Neuroblastoma

    A cancerous tumor beginning in nerve tissue of infants and very young children, rare in children older than 10-years-old, but occasionally occurring in adults.

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    Neutropenia

    Neutropenia in children is a condition in which the body does not have enough neutrophils — a type of white blood cell that helps fight bacterial infections.

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    Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

    A cancer in the lymphatic system, including three types: Lymphoblastic non-Hodgkin, Burkitt or non-Burkitt, and Large cell or non-Hodgkin lymphoma

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    Osteosarcoma in Children

    Osteosarcoma is one of the most common types of pediatric bone cancer usually occurring in the arms, legs and pelvis. Learn more about diagnosis and treatment.

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    Retinoblastoma

    Retinoblastoma is a rare eye cancer found in children which tends to run in families. Learn about retinoblastoma symptoms and treatment from Lurie Children's.

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    Rhabdomyosarcoma

    Rhabdomyosarcoma is a cancerous tumor in the soft tissues of the body. Learn more.

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    Sickle Cell Disease

    An inherited blood disorder characterized by abnormal hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to the tissues.

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    Thalassemia

    A group of inherited diseases of the blood affecting the ability of the body to make hemoglobin, causing anemia; commonly found around the Mediterranean Sea.

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    Thrombophilia

    Also called hypercoagulability, a condition in which the blood has a higher than normal tendency to clot inside the blood vessels.

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    Thyroid Cancer

    Pediatric thyroid cancer is an uncommon cancer in children that causes thyroid gland cells to grow and multiply too much, forming a nodule in the lower neck.

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    von Willebrand Disease

    The most common inherited bleeding disorder, in which a protein in the blood that aids clotting is defective or missing.

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    Wilms Tumor

    Also called nephroblastoma, a cancerous tumor originating in the cells of the kidney.

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