Pediatric oncology focuses on the treatment of cancers that occur in children, all the way from infancy to their teenage years. Cancer often manifests differently in children, as they are growing and developing. Pediatric oncology offers specialized cancer care to focus on the unique needs of childhood cancers.
Pediatric oncology unit in Loxahatchee, Florida
We know that a pediatric cancer diagnosis can be difficult for both your child and your family. However, you can take comfort in knowing your child will receive the care they need at our hospital.
At HCA Florida Palm's West Children's Hospital, we are proud to offer a pediatric hematology and oncology program. Our hospital is there for your child with compassionate inpatient and outpatient cancer treatment services. Our goal is to help ease the burden on your family by providing comprehensive care tailored to your child's needs.
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Pediatric oncology services
Our children's cancer team will work together to make sure your child receives the pediatric care they deserve.
Pediatric oncology support
We provide your child and family support in many ways, including:
- Assistance with supportive care
- Coping strategies
- Guidance through childhood cancer survivorship
- Nutrition and health maintenance guidance
- Stress management
Child life specialist
Research and clinical trials
As an accredited partner of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), we collaborate with scientists around the world to discover advanced cancer treatment options. We also participate in clinical trials and the development of therapeutics for children and young adults with cancer.
Clinical trials can be valuable because they provide patients with the opportunity to access new treatments. By offering clinical trials at our hospital, we eliminate the need for you to travel across the state or country for leading-edge treatment.
Outpatient infusion services
At our outpatient infusion center, certified pediatric oncology nurses administer chemotherapy, blood products and infusions for children with cancer or who are immunocompromised.
Pediatric cancer treatment team
Our pediatric hematology and oncology team includes:
- Board-certified physicians
- Certified registered nurses
- Clinical research associates
- Experienced support staff
- Pediatric oncologists
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