CGD is a disorder that can be passed on from parent to child (genetic). It causes some infection-fighting white blood cells to be unable to break down bacteria. This makes it hard for people with CGD to get rid of certain types of bacteria and fungi, making them open to getting skin and lung infections.
The medical team at Seattle Children's, an SCCA parent organization, has a long history of successfully caring for children and teens.
Cancer Care Success Rates
Read about Seattle Children's success rates for treating pediatric diseases.
If your child's condition requires a bone-marrow transplant, you should know that the Fred Hutchinson Transplant program at SCCA was ranked first in outcomes in a four-year study by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) that measured one-year survival rates of patients among 122 transplant centers in the United States. The Hutchinson Center pioneered the use of bone-marrow transplants as a treatment for blood diseases over 40 years ago. Since then thousands of patients with leukemia have come from around the world to receive bone-marrow transplants at SCCA. Bone-marrow transplants have transformed leukemia and related cancers, once thought incurable, into highly treatable diseases with survival rates as high as 80 percent.