Childhood leukaemia

Leukaemia is a type of blood cancer that affects the white blood cells, which are an important part of our immune system that fight infection. There are various types of childhood leukaemia, which act differently and need different treatment.

If you’re worried about or know a child who’s been diagnosed with a certain type of leukaemia, please select it in the menu above to find more specific information.

You can find out more about childhood leukaemia in general by clicking on one of the sections below.

Our Support Line team are just a phone call or email away if you’d like to talk. They’re available Monday-Friday 10am-4pm on 0808 2080 888 or at support@bloodwise.org.uk.

Charlotte Parr's story

Charlotte Parr was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2008 at the age of 3.

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