Comprehensive, Compassionate Care for Kids with Cancer & Blood Diseases
If your child has been diagnosed with cancer or a blood disease, you have already been through a range of emotions. If fear was one of them, you're not alone. That's why we work together to bring hope and healing to families every single day.
At Banner Children's, our pediatric cancer specialists and other team members are here to provide compassionate and expert care to children of all ages with cancer or a blood disease.
From the moment of diagnosis through long-term care, you will receive guidance every step of the way. You and your child will have a dedicated team of pediatric cancer specialists including oncologists, nurses, dietitians, child life specialists, physical therapists and others.
We partner with our families to ensure that every aspect of care is tailored to children, teens and young adults with their own developmental, clinical and emotional needs. We believe that a child's physical and emotional comfort helps them heal faster and get home sooner, and that is our goal.
Detection & Diagnosis of Pediatric Cancer
If your pediatrician suspects your child may have cancer, he or she will likely refer you to a pediatric oncologist — a pediatric specialist who specializes in treating cancer. Depending on your child's symptoms, your child's pediatric oncologist may order one (or more) of the following diagnostic procedures to figure out more about the cancer:
What Cancer Care Is Available for My Child?
We provide pediatric oncology services at Cardon Children's Medical Center, Diamond Children's Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.
Our pediatric oncologists and specially trained team members help kids with pediatric cancers and blood disorders, such as:
Leukemia and lymphoma
- Post-solid organ transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD)
- Solid tumors, including brain tumors, neuroblastoma, hepatoblastoma, nephroblastoma (also called a Wilms' tumor), germ cell tumors, retinoblastoma and sarcomas (including Ewing's sarcoma, osteosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma and soft-tissue sarcomas)
What Blood Disease Care Is Available For My Child?
At Banner Children's, we also treat a wide variety of blood disease diagnoses. Our specialists are dedicated to providing the most compassionate, innovative care available. They will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan for your child.
Some of the blood diseases we treat include:
- Aplastic anemia
- Bleeding /clotting disorders
- Chronic ITP
- Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT)/thrombophlebitis
- Evan's syndrome
- Fanconi anemias
- G6PD (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) deficiency
- Hemophagocytic syndromes
- Hereditary spherocytosis
- Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
- Iron deficiency anemia
- Monocyte disorders
- Polycythemia vera
- Sickle cell disease
- von Willebrand disease
What Treatments Are Available For My Child?
At Banner Children's, treatment will be tailored to your child's condition and needs — while never forgetting that he or she is not just a patient, but also a child.
Our dedicated Banner Children's cancer specialists bring these treatment options for childhood cancers, along with many others:
Advanced surgical services
- Blood and bone marrow transplants
- Clinical trials
- Hormone therapy
- Radiation therapy (at Cardon Children's and Banner Thunderbird, the radiation oncology treatment is provided by Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center [Link to BMDACC Page ID 14.2.12])
- Tumor immunotherapy
In addition to a unique care plan, we also provide outpatient and support services to help your child and your whole family during and after this difficult time.
From the moment of diagnosis and all through treatment, our dedicated team of pediatric cancer specialists — including oncologists, nurses, dietitians, child life specialists, physical therapists and others — will be there with you to provide guidance and support. We will partner with you to ensure that your child's care is tailored for them and their individual developmental, clinical and emotional needs. We believe that a child's physical and emotional comfort helps them heal faster and get home sooner, and that is our goal.