Pediatric Cancer Care

Pediatric Cancer Care

Led by a team of pediatric hematologists-oncologists, specially trained nurses and nurse practitioners, our patients have convenient 24-hour-a-day access to care.

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About Pediatric Cancer Care

Our pediatric hematologists-oncologists treat various conditions including anemia, sickle cell disease, bleeding disorders such as hemophilia and ITP, or idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, and all types of childhood cancers such as leukemias, lymphomas and brain tumors.

Our patients have access to clinical trials through the National Institutes of Health for diseases like sickle cell anemia and through Children's Oncology Group for various cancers.

Some of the procedures performed by our physicians include bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, lumbar puncture with intrathecal chemotherapy, and blood products transfusions.

Most cancer chemotherapy is provided inpatient at USA Children's & Women's Hospital, while transfusions and certain chemotherapies are performed on an outpatient basis in The Hope, a suite dedicated to making children feel at home while receiving IV therapy. The Hope is located inside the Mitchell Cancer Institute and provides a child-friendly environment with an ocean theme. Children have access to electronic tablets and televisions to help distract and entertain them during what can be hours-long treatments.

Pediatric Oncologists

At USA Health, our physicians are specially trained to care for the unique needs of children with cancer.

Second Opinions

If your child has been diagnosed with cancer, you may want to seek another opinion about the diagnosis and treatment plan from a pediatric oncologist at USA Health.

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