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BY Devon Carter

When chemotherapy alone isn’t successful in treating blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma in pediatric patients, a stem cell transplant may be an option. They can also help treat some non-cancerous bone marrow diseases, like sickle cell disease, thalassemia, severe aplastic anemia and Kostmann syndrome.

To learn about pediatric stem cell transplants and what parents should know, we spoke with Priti Tewari, M.D.

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Child receiving an infusion as part of the stem cell transplant process used to treat some pediatric diseases., such as lymphoma and leukemia

BY Devon Carter

Natural killer cells – or NK cells – are part of our immune system. They patrol our bodies for abnormal cells like cancer and destroy them...

BY Devon Carter

Whether you’re facing a cancer diagnosis, want to better understand your risk or celebrating life after cancer, you likely have questions...

BY Devon Carter

Most women naturally go into menopause when they’re in their 40s or 50s. That’s because as a woman ages, she has fewer reproductive eggs and her estrogen and progesterone levels decline. After 12 months of not having a menstrual cycle, she’s considered to be in menopause.

But for women undergoing breast cancer treatment, menopause can start earlier and feel more extreme.

“Breast cancer treatment can speed up the process...

Menopause definition in dictionary

BY Devon Carter

When chemotherapy and radiation fail, some adult patients with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma or children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia have...

BY Devon Carter

Pencil beam scanning, also called scanning beam, is the most advanced type of proton therapy. Only a few millimeters wide (the width of a...

BY Devon Carter

Each cancer patient is unique. And when developing a cancer treatment plan, our doctors consider all of the things that make patients unique...

BY Devon Carter

A mother’s nurturing love and support can help guide a child – or adult – to great things. Mother’s Day is an opportunity to recognize and...

BY Devon Carter

Inflammation is the body’s natural reaction to infection or injury. But because of misinformation circulating in the media, there’s confusion...

BY Devon Carter

A cancer diagnosis can provoke a range of emotions and prompt endless questions. So throughout the year, we shared dozens of insights from...