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Miranda Mead

Competitive spirit gets Wayzata runner through meets, cancer treatment

Sixteen-year-old Miranda Mead approached Ewing's sarcoma the same way she does athletics.

Shine Bright Bash

Enjoy a great night out, do some good at Shine Bright Bash

All proceeds from the Parisian-soirée-themed event at the Minneapolis Event Center benefit our cancer and blood disorders program.

Cancer survivor Dario becomes a dad

Dario beat cancer twice, but his greatest accomplishment is building a family

Dario Chavez was unsure he'd ever biologically father a child due to the chemotherapy he received while being treated for cancer.

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Promoting healthy development in kids during and after cancer treatment

Going through cancer treatment is difficult at any age. But because kids' bodies are rapidly growing and developing, they are more susceptible to long-term side effects that can hinder physical, cognitive and emotional development.

Teen hematology and gynecology program

The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) estimates that today more than 2.5 million girls and women in the U.S. have an undiagnosed bleeding disorder that adversely affects their lives. Research shows that young women with bleeding disorders often experience delays in diagnosis. The Teen Hematology and Gynecology Program at Children's – 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.

Head and Neck Cancers Program

Children's treatment results for head and neck cancers consistently rank among the leading U.S. hospitals participating in the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program.

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Diagnosed with cancer as infant, 2-year-old Aili surviving, thriving

Aili Kleven was diagnosed with stage 3 intermediate-risk neuroblastoma.

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What to expect

If your child is diagnosed with cancer or a blood disorder, we understand it's not easy news to hear, but know that Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota will be with you and your child along every step of the way. We believe that by providing the best journey for the patient and family, it will lead to the best outcomes. You'll receive first-rate, compassionate care from the moment we meet.

Conditions and Services

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.