#1 Ranked Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report
MyPatients provides referring primary care providers with secure access to their patients’ information.
Boston Children's has launched the world's 1st program dedicated to offering hand transplants to children who qualify.
Innovation insider is a semi-monthly e-newsletter analyzes innovations at Boston Children’s, other academic medical centers and from industry.
Read the latest blog by a Boston Children's doctor, clinician or staff member.
There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
Pediatric lymphoma of bone is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of the immune system, and works to fight disease and infections. Lymphoma of bone is considered to be a widespread disease, because usually multiple sites in the body are involved as primary sites. In some children however, the tumor may arise in the bone only.
Lymphoma of bone tends to spread to the other organs and tissues in the body.
It’s thought to be caused by genetics and/or exposure to viral infections, radiation, or chemotherapy.
It’s more common in Caucasian boys.
Treatments may involve a combination of therapies including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and/or stem cell transplants.
Patients with lymphoma of the bone are treated through Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, an integrated pediatric hematology and oncology partnership between Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital. We utilize the expertise of both Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and all members of our physician team — from Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Surgery, Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology and Hematopathology — have expertise in treating pediatric lymphomas. Your child will also have access to unique Phase I clinical trials, from our own childhood cancer research investigators, and from the Children’s Oncology Group.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”