While cancer and blood disorders can occur at any age, children need to be treated differently than adults. Your child’s hematology/oncology specialist is trained in connecting with children and teens in a way that sets the stage for effective examinations, diagnosis and treatments. The pediatric hematology/oncology specialists diagnose and treat children with most types of cancers and blood diseases from the common to the rare, and at any stage.
Multidisciplinary team approach
At the heart of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital1 blood disease and cancer care is the belief that your child and family benefit most from a team approach dedicated to a common goal: returning your child to a life focused on the future.
The medical professionals on the pediatric hematology/oncology team2 are committed to providing state-of-the-art treatment and compassionate care in an environment targeted to the needs of your child and your family. This multidisciplinary team includes:
- Lurie Children's specialists, board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology
- Additional Lurie Children's specialists including pediatric neurologists, pediatric surgeons, pediatric critical care specialists and others as needed
- Oncology nurse specialists
- Child life specialists
- Pediatric social workers
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is a collaborative program between Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Lurie Children's and its affiliated physician groups. The physicians participating in this program are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital or Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.
The physicians who practice at the Northwestern Medicine Proton Center are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.
In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, some of the physician(s) and/or individual(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.