Video Series: Cancer and Blood Disorders
Health Topics: Cancer
Jackson was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at two years old. Now, he is healthy and thriving thanks to the experts at Children's National. Read his story.
Christopher Melkonian was six years old when he came down with a low-grade fever and diffuse bone pain. Unsure of what was happening, his parents Darlene and David took him to Children’s National Health System and soon found out that Christopher had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a type of blood and bone marrow cancer that affects white blood cells.
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Children’s National has advanced imaging equipment available for diagnosis, staging, treatment, and follow-up for all bone and soft tissue sarcomas in children, adolescents, and young adults. Children’s National sarcoma program is one of the few in the United States where patients can see a pediatric oncologist, orthopaedic oncologist, biologist, and physical therapist in one truly comprehensive visit.
Our expert surgical oncology team provides the full spectrum of surgical treatment for children with cancer.
Learn more about acute lymphoblastic leukemia, including its symptoms, what causes and how we treat it.
Our cancer team specializes in treating rare cancers like nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Learn more about its causes and treatments