Pediatric cancer is a catastrophic illness, although potentially curable. The evaluation and treatment of these patients requires close interaction among all the pediatric sub-specialties, including pediatric intensive care, infectious disease, cardiology and others. The psychological, financial and social impact of pediatric cancer makes it indispensable to have a comprehensive multidisciplinary team to help the patients and their families. This team is available at Ochsner Medical Center. Our squad of specialists includes pediatric hematologist-oncologists, surgeons, neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists. Nurses and social workers proficient in the care of these youngsters are also integral parts of the team.
For more information, contact the Pediatric Oncology Staff at 504-842-5031.