A Team Approach to Your Child’s Brain Tumor, Spinal Cord Tumor Treatment
Providing the best care for your child requires a large team of specialists. Our pediatric neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, and neuro-oncologists (doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating cancers that affect the brain and spine) work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan. Your child’s care team also includes oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, cancer geneticists, nutritionists, physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, and others.
Comfort During Treatment
We strive to make your child as comfortable as possible during treatment, and we work hard to minimize side effects and improve their overall quality of life. Our team includes experts in pain management, supportive nutrition, relaxation techniques, and therapies for coping with treatment and hospitalization.
Advanced Care Nurse and Neuro-Oncologist Available 24/7
An advanced care nurse is your main point of contact throughout your child’s treatment and recovery. Your child’s advanced care nurse and neuro-oncologists are available to you 24/7.
Our infusion center and clinic operate 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. This reduces hospital admissions and allows us to accommodate your family’s schedule as much as possible.
Care Continues After Treatment
This is a critical component of an excellent brain tumor program, as children with brain and spinal tumors may face unique challenges after they complete treatment.
- Your child’s follow-up care includes regular screenings, ongoing monitoring, and referrals to other specialists as needed.
- We help your child transition back to school.
- We help your child and family manage the immediate and long-term physical and emotional side effects of treatment.