Pediatric Hematology Oncology : About

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Ochsner Hospital for Children is dedicated to providing outstanding, personalized care for infants, children and adolescents.

"Your child has cancer." These are words that no parent ever wants to hear. However, the treatments for many pediatric cancers are very effective, and now a majority of kids with cancer will be cured of their disease. 

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 the family.