Understanding pediatric cancer care

The pediatric hematology/oncology team at Maimonides Cancer Center, also home to Maimonides Children’s Hospital, treats all problems in children related to tumors, cancer, and diseases of the blood. Our board-certified hematology/oncology specialists provide exceptional and compassionate care, using the most sophisticated diagnostic, surgical, and medical procedures, as well as pain management for all childhood cancers.

We provide all services in a child-friendly environment and collaborate with the  Child Life, Creative Arts, and Education Program, which works to reduce stress for children and families during hospitalization. As a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, we offer families the opportunity to participate in clinical trials designed to optimize the care of children with cancer.

We treat all childhood cancers and hematologic conditions, including:

  • Anemias, including aplastic and sickle cell anemia
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)
  • Leukemia, lymphoma, and brain and solid tumors
  • Thalassemia

We offer a comprehensive range of services, including:

  • Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy under sedation
  • Chemotherapy
  • Consultations
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusions
  • Targeted therapy
  • Transfusions

Learn about the Child Life, Creative Arts, and Education Program

Being in a hospital can be frightening for children, adolescents, and their family members. That’s why we created the Child Life, Creative Arts, and Education Program. Run by expert child life specialists, the program promotes positive coping strategies for children and their families through education, preparation for medical procedures, and emotional support. It also provides creative art therapies, therapeutic play, and developmentally appropriate activities to help with adjustments to hospitalization.

A Day in the Life of a Child Life Specialist

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