Approximately every four minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with blood cancer. This diagnosis can be devastating, particularly for a child. If you or your child has been diagnosed with blood cancer such as leukemia, you are not alone. Norton Cancer Institute is here to provide you with the support, resources and treatment you need.
Leukemia is a malignant cancer of the blood and bone marrow that affects thousands of children and adults in the United States. Leukemia develops when blood cells produced in the bone marrow grow uncontrollably. Acute leukemia progresses quickly while chronic leukemia develops more slowly.