Leukemia and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: How We Treat

How are leukemia and lymphoma treated?

Leukemias at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

In general, leukemia and lymphoma are treated primarily with chemotherapy (followed by radiation or a bone marrow transplant only when necessary). The good news is that children with leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma are usually cured after chemotherapy.

How does chemotherapy work?

Chemotherapy can be given in many different ways, but its job is to kill the cancer cells. At Children’s Hospital Colorado, we provide the most effective chemotherapy treatment for each child based on the unique biology of his or her leukemia and lymphoma.

As the largest center in Colorado for the treatment of pediatric leukemia and lymphoma, we have many treatment programs and therapies available for both newly diagnosed pediatric cancer patients, as well as for those whose cancer has returned. We have a large, nationally accredited bone marrow transplant program for children who may need a transplant.

In addition, our experimental therapeutics program is a leader in novel interventions and is available to our leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients who have not responded well to initial therapy or have relapsed.

Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for your child’s blood cancer?

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) has a specialized group of physicians who are national leaders in the treatment of leukemia and lymphoma. We offer leading-edge and proven treatment protocols for leukemia and lymphoma with excellent outcomes.

Read more about our Oncology Program.