Leukemia

Skye is a three year old-whose life has already been well-documented because of the amazing way her life has touched so many people! Skye was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia when she was an infant and received the first of three By uclahealth • September 17, 2018

On January 22nd, Pedro was diagnosed with t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and immediately started chemotherapy. Pedro is 5 years old and loves sports but one of his favorite sports are soccer and basketball. Since he was diagnosed, he hasn’t joined a team, but is hoping that he [...]

By uclahealth • September 17, 2018
Stem cell transplants, also known as bone marrow transplants, are used successfully to treat people with life-threatening blood cancers and other [...]
By Denise Heady • September 13, 2018
Grayson was diagnosed with Leukemia when he was four years old while on a family vacation.  He just turned seven and has one year left of chemotherapy, which has gone well.  Last year's Dribble for the Cure event opened up a whole [...]
By uclahealth • September 7, 2018
In 2009 I was told I had hyperthyroidism and began taking meds. Then in December 2011 I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. By March 2012 I was in remission. I had heart palpitations and tremors but nothing was offered to me [...]
By Lulu • August 15, 2018
Good news: Cancer survival rates are improving. The five-year cancer survival rate has risen from 49 percent in the mid-1970s to 69 percent in 2013,
By Tiare Dunlap • September 25, 2017
With invitations to so many worthy medical causes and events, it becomes a difficult decision to figure out how to devote your time and energy.  But a colleague who was diagnosed with a blood cancer gave me a laser focus on an upcoming event. Like my treasured co-worker, [...]
By Roxanne Moster • October 24, 2016
Dr. Herbert Eradat was there for my family when my brother was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Even being a nurse, I was unfamiliar with particulars of this disease and terrified for my brother. Dr. Eradat's manner of calm gentleness, while explaining the situation to me was an [...]
By smilliken • March 31, 2016
9Smiley Riley. Four-year-old Riley Hart was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in April of 2013. Riley, who is affectionately nicknamed Smiley Riley, is now undergoing maintenance chemotherapy. Mother Reyna Hart explains, “Maintenance means she is in remission, but that doesn’t mean you stop chemotherapy.” Currently, Riley comes into UCLA Medical [...]
By uclahealth • August 7, 2015
"About a month ago, we brought Leighton into our UCLA pediatrician for an eye infection. It ended up being a blocked tear duct that turned into a sinus infection. They did a routine blood sample and discovered she has leukemia," says Jennifer, mother of 4-year-old Leighton. "It was quite [...]
By uclahealth • June 30, 2015