Chris Evert Children's Hospital
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Center

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Center

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Test Your Knowledge of Cancer's Warning Signs

Early detection of cancer is important because it is usually easier to treat—and possibly cure—when caught early. Do you know what signs to look for? Take this quiz to find out more.

1. Any sudden or progressive change in a mole's appearance could be a sign of skin cancer.
2. A sore that doesn't heal could be a sign of skin cancer.
3. One sign of malignant melanoma is a mole tinged with shades of tan, brown, black, or blue.
4. Changes, lumps, or hard masses in the testicles are signs of testicular cancer.
5. A change in bowel habits—blood in the stool or chronic constipation—is a symptom of stomach cancer.
6. Lumps, hard knots, or a thickening in the breast could indicate breast cancer.
7. A nagging cough or hoarseness could be signs of lung cancer.
8. Prostate cancer often has no symptoms in its early stages.
9. Symptoms of mouth or tongue cancer include a sore inside the mouth that doesn't heal and mouth pain that doesn't get better or go away.
10. Bladder cancer has no symptoms.
Dr. Roskos with Patient

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.

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