Lymphomas are malignant neoplasms of the lymphatic system, a part of the immune system, and can arise from any area of the body where lymphatic tissue aggregates, such as lymph nodes, bone marrow, liver or spleen. As a group, they constitute the third most common malignant neoplasms in children, after leukemia and brain tumors, and they account for 15% of all malignancies. Lymphomas are currently one of the most treatable and curable types of pediatric cancer, with overall cure rates approaching 90%. At Ochsner for Children, our Pediatric Hematologists and Oncologists work with a multidisciplinary team to provide state of the art care to children and young adults diagnosed with lymphoma. We are very active in research and clinical trials designed to increase cure rates, decrease treatment-related side effects and improve care for long-term survivors.
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