Childhood should be simple. But when your child has a complicated condition, you want the best care possible. Cook Children's hematology and oncology teams treat kids with some of the most rare blood disorders and cancers.
It's not unusual for hematology and oncology conditions to overlap. A blood test may be the first warning that a child has cancer. And certain cancers can have an impact on a child's blood health. Certain treatments also require teams to partner in the care of a child, such as monitoring blood oxygen levels or treating blood related cancers.
Research has shown that children and adolescents treated at specialized children's cancer centers have a better outcome. As an NCI-designated COG cancer center, our pediatric-trained oncology team is dedicated to making childhood a great place to be for all kids.
Whether your child is here due to a blood-related condition or a cancer diagnosis, you can trust that you're in the very best place for treatment and care. Having a serious illness is never easy, but thanks to brilliant minds, research, medicine and technology, our doctors are here with you and your child every inch of the way, doing everything we can to make childhood simple again.
von Willebrand disease
The hematology team at Cook Children's has a great deal of experience in diagnosing and treating children, teens and young adults with this disorder. We offer a full range of services from diagnosis to treatment.
Our program offers testing, diagnosis and treatment for the many types of sickle cell disease.
Specializing in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of hemophilia, von Willebrand disease and other bleeding disorders.
Stroke and thrombosis
Strokes can happen to people of all ages, even to babies in the womb and are oftentimes related to bleeding and clotting disorders. Cook Children's has extensive expertise in treating those disorders in the tiniest of patients to young adults.
Bone marrow failure syndrome
We are dedicated to diagnosing and treating both the conditions that cause bone marrow failure in children, and those conditions that result from bone marrow failure.
The hematology and oncology team at Cook Children's is here to help young people with anemia get back to what they do best–be kids.
Many times, neutropenia will correct itself so no treatment is required. There are certain cases where additional treatment may be needed. Our specialists have an arsenal of tools and treatments to help protect your child.
Cook Children's has extensive experience in the causes, diagnosis and treatment of thrombocytopenia. You can trust that your child will have access to the latest advancements in medical treatment including research and clinical trials.
Leukemia and Lymphoma
Our highly respected team of pediatric hematologists and oncologists have extensive expertise in treating childhood leukemia and lymphoma.
Cook Children's neuroblastoma program is rapidly advancing, offering a new era of treatment for neuroblastoma patients with the I-131 metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG). MIBG is a targeted therapy that delivers radiation directly to cancer cells.
Here at Cook Children's, our oncology team of specialists and subspecialists are skilled at treating tumors of the bone and soft tissue.
The Cook Children's Cancer Center team has the knowledge and expertise to treat even the rarest cancers found in children, teens and young adults.
Thanks to great strides in treatment, many children treated for retinoblastoma even retain 20/20 vision and grow into healthy, happy adults.
Rhabdomyosarcoma/Soft tissue sarcomas
Soft tissue sarcomas account for about 8% of all childhood cancers. These cancers arise from soft tissues and can occur almost anywhere in the body. The most common type of soft tissue sarcoma is Rhabdomyosarcoma and the other types are often referred to as Non-Rhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcomas (NRSTS).
Wilms' occurs mostly in very young children and is most commonly diagnosed between the ages of three and five. Our Cook Children's team is very experienced in treating this rare disease.
Non-cancerous conditions and predisposition syndrome
Not all tumors are cancerous, but some non-cancerous tumors require treatment if they disrupt other functions of your child's body. We also offer genetic testing for certain children who may not have cancer, but may be at risk if there is a strong family history of cancer.
We are here to help.
If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-4007.