Infections could protect kids from Leukemia

Posted at 5:53 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 17:53:37-04

More than 4,000 children in the United States are diagnosed Leukemia each year. 

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center sees about 15 cases each year. It is in fact one of the most common cancers among kids. 

A new study from the Institute of Cancer Research in London is suggesting over protective parenting could cause babies’ chances of Leukemia to increase. Using antiseptic wipes and desiring to keep children away from germs maybe a bad thing. According to the study exposure to infections actually builds a stronger immune stems in babies. 

Dr. Kara Kelly, Chair of Pediatric Oncology at Roswell Park said there needs to be more research on these findings. If it holds truth, this could eventually lead to ways for doctors to prevent the deadly form of cancer. 

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