Cancer & Blood Disorders (Hematology & Oncology)
The board certified hematology and oncology physicians at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center work closely with patients and families who are affected by cancer and blood disorders to provide patient- and family-centered care in an environment designed especially for kids. Our pediatric patients and their families benefit from expansive treatment areas, a modern infusion unit and relaxing décor including reflective art glass, LED light technology and a bright color scheme on the walls and floors in Connecticut Children’s new Clinical Care Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
Our state-of-the-art Clinical Care Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders brings exceptional care, research initiatives, family support programs and an outpatient infusion center together in one location. Our experienced pediatric hematology and oncology specialists diagnose and treat pediatric cancer and hematological conditions including:
- Bleeding disorders
- Brain tumors
- Immune disorders
- Platelet disorders
- Sickle cell disease
- Solid tumors
- Thrombotic disorders
Childhood cancers are not very common, and pediatric oncologists have special training in how to diagnose and treat childhood cancers. Connecticut Children’s board certified oncologists use surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or a combination of treatments after carefully considering many factors such as the type of cancer, expected benefits and risks.
Our multidisciplinary team of specialists in pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, radiation oncology, and other specialty areas work together to provide compassionate care, innovative treatment options, and novel clinical therapies to children of all ages facing cancer or hematologic challenges. Comprehensive, personalized support is available to children and families to help them cope with diagnoses and treatments while maintaining a high quality of life.