Serious conditions need serious care
The cancer and blood disorders team at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has the training, knowledge and technology to treat a wide range of conditions. Nearly 900 children are admitted annually as inpatients to the Jim and Colleen Ryan Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children's – Minneapolis, making us the largest program in the Upper Midwest. And while we're known as a leader and innovator in the field of pediatric cancer and blood disorder treatment, we never forget that each patient is someone's child. Compassion always factors into our approach. We are on the journey with you, because we believe that better journeys lead to better outcomes.
We treat kids with serious medical conditions and we're known for aggressive management of pain and side effects through our interdisciplinary pain program, one of the largest and longest running in the nation.
Our vast experience isn't the only thing that helps us to stand apart, though. Here's more on what makes us special:
Cancer: We'll do our best to prepare you
Read on to learn more about our cancer program and the conditions and services we're experts in treating.
Leukemia & lymphoma program - Our experts provide care for children with leukemia or lymphoma, either newly diagnosed or recurring or relapsed disease.
Brain and spinal cord tumor program — Tumors in the central nervous system, including brain and spinal cord
Solid tumor program - The solid tumor cancer program at Children's is one of the largest of its kind in the Upper Midwest. We diagnose and treat children with all types of solid tumors.
STAR Clinic (surveillance and testing after recovery) - Our STAR Clinic team helps patients along their survivorship journey after the recovery and wellness phase is completed. This includes yearly clinic visits, nutrition and exercise plans, and well-care education to ensure patients are equipped to embrace life after cancer therapy.
Adolescent and young adult oncology program - Education, monitoring, care and support to teens and young adults with all forms of cancer.
Head and neck cancers program — Cancers of the throat, mouth, salivary glands, sinuses, thyroid gland, tongue and tonsil
Long-term follow-up clinical care - Care available for anyone who recieved cancer treatment - anywhere - as a child. Our goal is to keep survivors of cancer healthy and to educate them about their health risks.
Rare tumors - Individualized treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed with a rare tumor, using the expertise of our specialists in addition to consultation with other experts around the world.
Hereditary cancer program - Our oncologists and genetic counselors offer testing and counseling to children diagnosed with cancer as well as those whose family history indicate they may be at risk for developing cancer.
Integrative cancer care - Our team understands kids and cares for more than their physical well-being – we care for body, mind, and spirit. We combine the best of complementary and conventional medical therapies to develop solutions to any side effects from medical treatments, and emotional challenges such as depression and anxiety to help kids heal..
Cancer: diagnostic and clinical services — Comprehensive care for cancer requires a variety of services.
Comprehensive Clinics - Many of our programs offer clinics that include a variety of experts available to see your child in a single clinic visit.
Blood disorders: Providing expertise
Children's houses the largest pediatric blood disorders program in Minnesota, and we treat more than 60 percent of Minnesota children and teens with blood disorders. That puts us in a unique position to deliver the latest treatments your child needs and provide information and support to your entire family.
What sets us apart in blood disorders care
When a child in Minnesota has a bleeding disorder, he or she is more likely to be seen by us than any other facility. Our blood disorders experts know their stuff — in fact, they provide more than 500 consultations every year, directly using their experience and knowledge to improve the quality of life of some pretty cool kids.
Here's more on what makes us special:
We treat blood disorders of all types, including those listed below:
Children's Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders - Children's belongs to a nationwide network of federally funded Hemophilia Treatment Centers (HTCs) and is the only such program in the region focused solely on care of children and adolescents with bleeding and clotting disorders.
Hemoglobinopathy and sickle cell program - A nationally recognized program that treats the majority of children and teens in Minnesota with abnormal hemoglobins and provides consultation about the disease to healthcare providers.
Anemia and Other Blood Deficiencies – We provide care and consult with physicians about children with anemia and other blood deficiency problems from all over the region. From simple to complex, whatever level of care your child needs, we can help.
Vascular Anomalies Center - The team at the vascular anomalies center at Children's is one of only a few in the country dedicated to treating children with all types of vascular anomalies. We're also one of the largest.
Teen hematology and gynecology program - The only program of its kind in Minnesota – offers coordinated care for such conditions, where patients can schedule visits that include both a pediatric hematologist and pediatric gynecologist.
Bone marrow failure program - Part of a large hematology program, we offer evaulation, diagnosis and treatment for both inherited and acquired bone marrow failure.Blood disorders: diagnostic and clinical services - Comprehensive care requires a variety of services.
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