Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology
Putting the "h" and the "o" in hope
If we had one wish, it would be to make it so that no child would ever have to suffer from any kind of illness. Here at the Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center, we are working every day on medical treatments and research to help make the blood disorders and cancers that hurt children and teens, disappear.
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We have already made great strides in treatment. It is estimated that one in every 250 adults under the age of 55 is a survivor of childhood cancer. Today, many grownups are graduates of Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center. What that means to the future of our pediatric patients and their parents is a growing sense of hope that cancer cures and blood disorders are right around the corner.
Our team is constantly driven to cure our patients with cancer and blood disorders through implementation of innovative research and treatment advances. We are committed to providing the highest level of care because we know that every child's life is sacred. A fact we are reminded of with each child we treat.
Why Pediatric Hematology and Oncology?
As a specialty, hematology and oncology was formed because there are so many instances where blood diseases and cancer cross paths. And, because many of these issues begin in childhood, pediatric hematology and oncology doctors focus on the unique needs of children from infancy through young adulthood, and the highly specialized care they require. Our top priority is providing the best care for your child.
Choosing Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology team
For more than 30 years, Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center has been providing top quality clinical care to patients with cancer and blood disorders. As a designated Children's Oncology Group cancer center and one of the larger programs in the Southwest, we have a distinguished reputation of excellent care and outcomes. That's because we have some of the top specialists and programs focusing on a wide variety of blood disorders and cancers. It is also because our number one focus is on curing cancer for kids. And when it's your child we are treating, that is very important to you. Our team diagnoses, treats and manages:
Add to that our extensive technology such as our MIBG program (one of the few pediatric programs in the U.S. and the only one in the Southwest), and vast research and you can see how we are making a huge a difference in the lives of patients; and why so many parents choose to entrust their children to us for care.
Your child is special. Your child's care should be too. Choosing a specialist when your child has a scary illness or disorder can feel completely overwhelming, especially when that diagnosis includes words like cancer or life threatening. Where do you even begin?
Whether it's your first visit to the specialist or you are preparing your child for a test or stem cell transplant, you are no doubt feeling scared and apprehensive. The following information is provided to help prevent adding unnecessary stress for both you and your child. Learn more.
We've collected tools and information to help you navigate your child's condition, find patient and family support groups, attend camps with full medical support for patients, plus links to nutritional support, community and educational resources, and palliative care. Learn more.
Cook Children's is a member of the Children's Oncology Group, the world's largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research. The Children's Oncology Group (COG) unites more than 8,000 experts in childhood cancer at more than 200 leading children's hospitals, universities, and cancer centers across North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe in the fight against childhood cancer.