Leukemia is one of the most common child hood cancers and, although still rare, is a major concern for many parents. The doctors
who will be well qualified to discuss this issue with you in greater detail include your child's pediatrician
. There are many things that can cause fevers in young children. By far, the most common causes are things that you do not have to worry about. For example most viral infections, like the common cold or a stomach bug, will cause fever. These general occur for several days and then resolve. Occasionally a more serious infection, such as a bacterial infection of the lung or the blood can cause a fever. Usually the child appears more ill with these infections. Finally there are numerous causes for recurrent inexplicable fevers. These include various rarer infections, arthritis
and other rheumatological conditions, and cancers. If your child looks ill, has bone pain, weight loss, night sweats, or multiple swollen glands, you should considered bringing them in for evaluation. As always the diagnosis and the management of your child's symptoms will require a physical examination by their pediatrician. Setting up an office visit with your pediatrician is highly recommended.