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.

Charlotte Parr's story

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

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