Conditions & Treatments
We treat a wide variety of oncological conditions or types of cancer. Working as a collaborative team, we do our best to provide the most effective and efficient treatment possible, while maintaining quality of life for your child and family. Maintaining regular and ongoing communication with you and your child helps us meet our goals.
- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
- Acute myeloid leukemia
- Chronic myelocytic leukemia
- Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Burkitt lymphoma/leukemia
- Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
- Lymphoblastic lymphoma
- Anaplastic large cell lymphoma
- Rare lymphomas occurring in children
- Ewing’s sarcoma
- Soft tissue (synovial) sarcomas
- Other solid tumors
- Nephroblastoma or Wilms’ tumor
- Brain tumors
- Astrocytomas and other gliomas
- Primitive neuro-ectodermal tumors
- Germ cell tumors
- Rare brain tumors such as atypical rhadoid teratoid tumors
- Histiocytic disorders
- Langerhans cell histiocytosis
- Juvenile xanthogranuloma
- Erdheim-chester disease
- Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
Health care has made great progress in developing treatment programs for children and adolescents with cancer. Thanks to scientific research and the emphasis on multidisciplinary treatment, our success rates have increased dramatically. Currently, medical science can successfully treat 70 percent to 80 percent of children with cancer, if we are able to diagnose and treat them early.
Multidisciplinary treatment is important. Specialized nursing, pharmacy, rehabilitation, paramedical personnel, and access to increasingly complex equipment and facilities help us improve long-term survival and quality of life.
Sometimes we administer audiograms (hearing tests) during treatment. Some chemotherapy drugs can affect hearing, so we may check your child periodically throughout treatment. For this test, we have children wear a set of earphones and raise their right hand when they hear a sound in the right ear and their left hand when they hear a sound in the left ear. We may ask your child to repeat a list of words to test speech as well. We do not use headphones with very young children; we use other techniques. This test takes 10 to 15 minutes and parents can stay in the room during the test.