If your child or teen has a blood disease or cancer, a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist has the experience and qualifications to evaluate and treat your child or teen. The unique nature of care of children or teens with blood diseases and cancer is learned from advanced training and experience in practice.
Pediatric hematologists/oncologists diagnose, treat, and manage children and teens with the following:
- Cancers including leukemias, lymphomas, brain tumors, bone tumors, and solid tumors
- Diseases of blood cells including disorders of white cells, red cells, and platelets
- Bleeding disorders
Our Pediatric oncology patients are treated at Cabell Huntington's Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center by professionals who understand the special needs of children with cancer. The program is affiliated with the Children's Oncology Group. This affiliation enables us to offer patients the same treatment protocols that are prescribed nationwide. A certified pediatric oncology nurse coordinates care for patients from birth into their early 20s, including administering chemotherapy, making follow-up appointments and scheduling CT scans, MRIs and other tests, providing crucial continuity of care. For more information about our cancer center, visit:http://edwardsccc.org/