What Are Pediatric Cancers?
Cancer happens when abnormal cells grow out of control. Cancer cells do not function properly and they can spread (metastasize) to many areas of the body.
Northwestern Medicine pediatric oncologists are nationally recognized specialists, who use the latest therapies and technologies to treat childhood cancers and help patients cope with the related emotional, social and developmental challenges.
The Northwestern Medicine pediatric hematology/oncology specialists diagnose and treat children with cancers and blood diseases, such as:
- Brain tumors
- Platelet and coagulation abnormalities
- Solid tumors
- Sickle cell disease
- White cell disorders
For more information or to request an appointment at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, call 312.694.6037.
For more information or to request an appointment in the northern suburbs, please call 847.582.2134 (Lake Forest Hospital and Grayslake).
For more information or to request an appointment in the western suburbs, contact the Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group at 630.232.0610 (Geneva) or 630.352.5450 (Warrenville).