Treating Children with Cancer
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Pediatric oncology patients at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center are offered advanced treatment by a board-certified pediatric oncologist. A certified pediatric oncology nurse who understand the special needs of children with cancer coordinates care for more than 40 patients from birth into their early 20s. Along with administering chemotherapy, the pediatric oncology nurse schedules follow-up appointments, CT scans, MRIs and other appointments, providing crucial continuity of care.
The pediatric oncology program is housed on the second floor and features its own waiting area, a treatment room, a recovery room, five exam rooms and separate treatment areas for children and adolescents. The treatment room features child-size furniture, toys, games, movies and books, as well as computers and computer games, to offer much-needed distraction for the children and their family members during treatment and recovery.
- Page last updated: Feb 25, 2015