Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis—Patient Version

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Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare blood cancer that forms when a type of white blood cell called Langerhans cells becomes abnormal and grows in different parts of the body. LCH is most common in young children but can occur at any age. Explore the links on this page to learn more about LCH treatment.


PDQ Treatment Information for Patients

Causes & Prevention

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about prevention of langerhans cell histiocytosis.


NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about screening for langerhans cell histiocytosis.

Coping with Cancer

The information in this section is meant to help you cope with the many issues and concerns that occur when you have cancer.

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