Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Sutter Children's Center, Sacramento
In keeping with our commitment to children's health, the Sutter Children's Center, Sacramento offers the largest pediatric cancer treatment program in the region. Provided in conjunction with Sutter Cancer Center, the program offers area families the opportunity to work with leading cancer and blood disease specialists who work exclusively with children.
Patients with cancer and blood diseases such as leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia and thalassemia most often receive treatment through a combination of inpatient and outpatient services. The outpatient clinic provides diagnostic services and ongoing treatment and monitoring, while more complex procedures and concentrated care are provided on an inpatient basis. Each child's treatment is carefully coordinated and monitored through our pediatric hematology/oncology subspecialists.
The multidisciplinary team of care providers includes:
- Board-certified pediatric oncologists/hematologists
- Pediatric clinical nurse specialists
- Pediatric nurse practitioners
- Child Life Specialists
- Pediatric nutritionists
- Pediatric nurse clinicians
- Clinical social workers
- Medical technicians
- Pediatric rehabilitation specialists, as needed
At Sutter, we give utmost care to treating each child as an individual with his or her unique approach to illness and treatment. In addition to medical treatment plans, each child and family is cared for by Child Life Specialists and social workers who provide information, answer questions and stay by the child and family's side to provide emotional support.
Our Pediatric Oncology Team & Referrals
Our pediatric hematologists/oncologists are:
Classes and Support Groups are available for children and their families. Referrals to community agencies and resources are also provided. For more information about the Hematology/Oncology Program for Children and Adolescents, call (916) 733-1757.
To find out more about specific cancers and blood diseases, please visit the Health Information section on www.sutterhealth.org.
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