We treat the whole child -- not just the disease. You have access to a variety of services that are designed to make your child’s experience as positive as possible and to support your family throughout treatment.
Extended Cancer Outpatient Services
We offer outpatient services -- such as chemotherapy, transfusions, and lab tests -- 12 hours a day, seven days a week at Duke Children’s Valvano Day Hospital. This means your child won’t need to be admitted to the hospital just because they feel ill or need treatment on a day when their doctor’s office is closed.
Our team focuses on managing your child’s symptoms and other aspects of treatment that affect your child’s quality of life. We help with pain management, supportive nutrition, relaxation techniques, and more to help your child get through treatment. We’re here to improve your child’s and your family’s well-being during treatment and hospitalization.
We try to make your child's cancer treatment a little easier on your entire family. Whether it's explaining a procedure, offering encouragement, or arranging fun activities during therapy or a hospital stay, your child gets care in a welcoming, kid-friendly environment. Additionally, you and your family can get emotional support and education to help you cope as your child goes through treatment and recovery.
Teen and Young Adult Program
Teens and young adults are too old to be treated like young kids, but adult care might not be quite right for them, either. Our Adolescent and Young Adult Program brings together the expertise of pediatric and adult cancer specialists to determine what’s best for each person, along with personalized psychological support. We customize treatment and services that consider your child’s unique needs, including support and guidance to help them cope with the ways treatment affects their social life and their high school or college activities.
Care Coordination and Support
Our social workers help you navigate the medical system and coordinate the variety of health services your child needs. They can help you work with insurance providers, connect with resources, and manage the details related to your child’s care. Our nurse coordinators can help you schedule appointments for tests, treatments, and other medical visits.
Childhood Cancer Survivorship Care
We offer long-term follow-up services for preventive health care, including screenings, ongoing surveillance, and care for symptoms that may develop later as a result of treatment. Our cancer care doctors and nurses work with social workers and child psychologists who can offer support and assistance with school-related or personal issues. In addition, we can help your child transition to adult cancer care services when they're ready. You’ll have resources and support to ensure your child’s long-term well-being.