Childhood Cancer Awareness and Treatment

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Cancer remains the number one cause of death by disease for children in America. And while advances in treatment continue to improve survivorship rates, the impact on each child is paramount. This September, take a moment to think about how you might help in the fight against childhood cancer. Consider donating to a local children’s hospital like Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital to help children and families impacted by this disease.

At Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, we offer world-class cancer care for children. Our pediatric hematology-oncology experts diagnose and treat children with pediatric cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, neuroblastoma, Wilms’ tumor, medulloblastoma and sarcoma. We pair the latest therapies with clinical expertise to offer children the best chance at great results.

Pediatric cancer is a complex disease, but cancer treatment options are always advancing. Experts at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital are here to help. Our team has decades of combined experience treating a wide range of pediatric cancers with excellent results.

At Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, we’ve consolidated services at the Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center so families have convenient access to leading infusion therapies, imaging tests and their child’s care team all in one place. That makes it easier to focus on managing the child’s care and recovery.

When you choose Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital for cancer care, your child will benefit from:

World-class treatments

Our pediatric hematology-oncology program is part of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), the largest international consortium of pediatric cancer hospitals and clinicians. This association means we care for patients using the same protocols that the world’s foremost cancer centers follow.

Pediatric expertise

Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital is an institutional member of the Children’s Hospital Association. It is also home to board-certified pediatric specialists in cancer care and other specialties. Our entire team of experts in more than 30 pediatric subspecialties has a passion for providing the highest quality care for our smallest patients. All of them are available to assist in the care of patients with cancer.

Team approach

When you come to Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital for cancer care, multiple specialists will weigh in on your child’s care. This approach helps ensure a treatment plan is tailored to your child’s needs. Your care team may include:

· Pediatric hematologist oncologist – This doctor specializes in treating blood disorders and cancer in children. Our doctors are fellowship-trained in pediatric hematology oncology.

· Pediatric surgeon – This doctor is skilled in surgery and cares for children who may have surgical needs as part of their cancer care. Our pediatric surgeons are fellowship-trained in pediatric surgery specialties.

· Pediatric oncology-certified nurses – Many of our registered nurses have earned specialty certification in pediatric hematology oncology and are knowledgeable, compassionate partners in your child’s medical care.

· Radiation oncologist – This doctor specializes in using radiation to treat cancer.

· Pediatric anesthesiologist – This doctor administers medicine during surgery to help infants, children and adolescents relax and fall asleep. Our pediatric anesthesiologists are all fellowship-trained in the use of anesthesia with young patients and are the only team of pediatric anesthesiologists in the area.

· Pediatric radiologist – This doctor uses a variety of imaging technologies, such as X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scan, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), ultrasound and other imaging techniques to diagnose diseases and injuries in infants, children and adolescents. Our pediatric radiologists are all fellowship-trained in pediatric radiology.

· Supportive care specialists – Our team of supportive care specialists, such as our child-life specialists and physical therapists, are here to help your child manage coping with a serious illness.

Latest therapies

Medical research helps advance therapies for rare diseases. Because we’re a member of COG, we can participate in dozens of clinical trials that explore promising treatments for pediatric cancer. This focus on research helps ensure every patient in our care gets the latest and best treatment.

More cancer services in one place

You can access leading cancer treatments in a kid-friendly space, at Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital. The center is located close to our:

· Cancer specialists

· Imaging services

· Pediatric inpatient unit

· Children’s ER

· Radiation therapy services

· J.B. and Kathleen Reilly Children’s Surgery Center

Extensive support

Once cancer touches your life, you are forever changed. Our extensive support services help your child and your family manage the physical and emotional demands of cancer, from diagnosis to life after treatment.

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Learn more about our services or make an appointment by calling us at 888-402-LVHN (5846).

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