Our Pediatric Hematology and Oncology program is offered as part of our comprehensive care center at Broward Health Medical Center and Chris Evert Children’s Hospital. Our pediatric oncologists treat all children 0-18 who have been diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders like hemophilia. Because childhood cancer differs from adult cancer in the way it emerges and develops, our program is specially designed for children.
A pediatric research team consisting of doctors, social workers, research workers and pediatric hematology/oncology nurses track the development and deliver diagnosis, treatment and prevention plans for each patient according to their individual needs. As a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a national organization of 150 pediatric cancer centers that explore new treatments, we provide the latest clinical research trials for our pediatric oncology patients. Treatment protocols include chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
We also offer services such as advocacy, education, counseling, support groups and other special programs to enhance the quality of life for our patients and their families. We support the normal emotional growth and child development during treatment and post treatment with a family-centered approach.
Our program includes an outpatient clinic for regular doctor’s visits, blood transfusions and other forms of infusion therapies. The special child-friendly inpatient unit for pediatric oncology patients provides access to important elements in childcare, including child-life therapy and in-house classrooms.