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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On a cold winter day, Christina Worrell stopped at Helene Fritschi’s house to make an announcement. Christina would be entering The Cookie Challenge baking competition on behalf of Helene’s son, Kyle, who had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. If Christina’s team won, she would donate all proceeds to Children’s National, where Kyle was being treated.
Jeffrey Dome, MD, is the division chief of Hematology and Oncology at Children's National.
Dr. Greenberg is a well-known specialist in Hematology and Oncology at Children's National.
Lindsay is an oncologist at Children's National who specializes in brain tumors.
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