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Diagnosing and treating children with blood disorders

According to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, “An estimated 54,025 children and adolescents younger than 20 years in the U.S. are living with or in remission from leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) or myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs).” The most common cancer diagnosed in children and adolescents is the blood-related cancer, leukemia, accounting for more than 25% of cancer in this age group. Leukemia and lymphoma combined account for 39% of all cancer types in the same age range.

Not all blood-related disorders are cancerous; however, those that aren’t can be equally dangerous to the newborns, infants, children and adolescents they affect. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric hematologists are well-versed in the intricacies of the hematological system, which involves red and white blood cells, platelets, the spleen and bone marrow.

Early detection and treatment of blood disorders are vital to patient outcomes. Bringing expertise and compassion to pediatric patients, our dedicated pediatric hematologists effectively diagnose, treat and prevent various common and rare blood-related conditions facing children, such as:

  • Autoimmune disorders (autoimmune hemolytic anemia, pernicious anemia, thalassemia, vasculitis).
  • Bleeding disorders (hemophilia).
  • Blood cancers (leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma).
  • Genetic blood disorders (hemochromatosis, sickle cell disease).
  • Obstructive disorders (arterial thromboembolism).
  • Red blood cell disorders (anemia, polycythemia vera).
  • Systemic blood infections (septicemia/sepsis).

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Program benefits

As pediatric hematologists, compassion, dedication and knowledge are fundamental when caring for children with various blood-related diseases. They provide early detection, diagnoses and treatment plans specific to their patients’ unique hematological disorders.

Collaborate across the continuum
Pediatric hematology care requires coordination among pediatric specialists, advanced practice providers and related clinical professionals to help ensure a fully aligned and cooperative approach.

Provide high-quality care
Delivering evidence-based care built on a framework of robust quality-improvement support is the key to positive patient outcomes. Comprehensive evaluations and patient-centered, compassionate care help ensure precise diagnosis and timely treatment.

Strengthen referral networks
Augment the availability of pediatric hematology services to clinicians and other specialists in your community, enabling patients to receive care close to home.

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