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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Every year, our physicians and staff work with nearly 200 patients and families fighting leukemia and lymphoma. Treatment is a long and challenging process, but it is one that is highly effective and our team is here to support you throughout this process.
Sixteen-year-old Alexx thought the swelling in her leg was attributed to a cheerleading injury, but an MRI revealed osteosarcoma.
AeRang Kim, MD, PhD, leads our Sarcoma Clinic, a national leader in providing innovative, collaborative care to patients with a range of soft-tissue sarcomas. We sat down with Dr. Kim to discuss her work with the Sarcoma Clinic.
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.