Children's Cancer

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Pediatric cancers are different from adult cancers, responding differently to treatment.  Ochsner's specialized pediatric oncologists and clinical teams with expertise in specific types of cancer, work together to diagnose and treat our smallest patients. Our dedicated experts have experience treating a wide range of pediatric cancers and offer a full range of therapies.

Successful treatment requires specialized therapies provided by doctors and nurses specifically trained in caring for children and young adults with cancer. At Ochsner, we have pediatric oncologists, pediatric surgeons, pediatric neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists who work together to devise a plan of care that is best for your child.

Treating the cancer is only part of the process. Children conquering cancer and their family members often have emotional and social needs associated with their diagnosis and therapy. We provide a team approach to care, involving pediatric oncologists, specialized pediatric nurses, social workers, psychologists and child life specialists. Together, we work to provide the highest quality care to each child to make this difficult journey as easy as possible for the child and their family.

More Information/Appointments

Call 504-842-5031 for more information or to make an appointment with an Ochsner Pediatric Oncologist.

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Ochsner For Children is an active participant in the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), the National Cancer Institute-sponsored collaborative clinical trial and research consortium in the United States. This participation enables Ochsner to offer state-of-the-art therapeutic options for children in New Orleans and the Gulf South region. Dedicated infusion and clinic areas specially designed for pediatric patients make visits to the hospital less anxiety-provoking for children and their parents. The comprehensive team of pediatric hematology/oncology doctors, nurses, surgeons, radiation oncologists, pharmacists, psychosocial support team, and child life workers are competent, kind, compassionate, and dedicated to providing total care for children, adolescents, and young adults.