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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