Treating Children with Cancer

For more information, please call 304-399-6503.

A young patient shares a story with pediatric oncology nurse Megan Schumaker, RN, Dr. Finch and Dr. Stout.

Pediatric oncology patients at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center are offered advanced treatment by board-certified pediatric oncologists. Paul Finch, MD, is a physician who specializes in diagnosing, treating and managing the care of children and teens with cancer (leukemia, lymphoma and/or tumors), diseases of the blood cells and bleeding disorders at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Finch earned his medical degree at Temple University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center/Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis and a pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, a hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Pediatric oncology nurse practitioner Brooke Bella, APRN, FNP-BC, spends some quiet time with a patient.

Our youngest patients are also cared for by certified pediatric oncology nurses who understand the special needs of children with cancer and coordinate care for 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.

Physician Profiles

Stout, Linda A., M.D

Telephone:(304) 399-6610
Medical school:University of Texas Health Science Center (San Antonio, TX)
Residency:University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
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