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Pediatric Hematology Oncology

Baylor Scott & White McLane Niños

Comprehensive, coordinated cancer care for your child

Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's has the full range of diagnostic and treatment facilities, including pediatric intensive care and outstanding pediatric surgery providing lifesaving care for our fragile patients.

Our team works together, with a comprehensive array of pediatric subspecialists, to provide multidisciplinary care for children with complex medical problems. Our integrated medical structure greatly enhances the ability of our specialists to collaborate in the care of sick children.

McLane Children’s is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), an international organization with over 250 member institutions dedicated to childhood cancer treatment and research. COG member institutions such as Scott & White have access to the most current and successful treatments for childhood cancer and actively participate in research to improve outcomes and quality of life.


Specialized staff caring for your family's needs

Children with chronic illnesses such as sickle cell disease or hemophilia, or with life-threatening diseases such as cancer, are best cared for by a team of healthcare providers. Our team, led by physician-specialists, includes nurses with specialized training and certification in the treatment of children with cancer and blood disorders, along with dedicated social workers and Child Life specialists with expertise in helping children and families through the many challenges that they face while undergoing treatment.

These challenges range from coping with physical and psychological distress, to integrating treatment with ongoing education of our patients, to helping them work through stresses affecting family finances and relationships.


Conditions we treat

Pediatric hematologist-oncologists take care of children with blood disorders and cancer. They have received advanced training leading to specialty board certification. Hematology is the treatment of blood disorders. Oncology is the treatment of cancer. Our physicians are board-certified experts who specialize in both areas.

  • Conditions related to abnormal numbers and/or function of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets, which include:
    • Neutropenia
    • Anemia
    • Enfermedad de célula falciforme
    • Thalassemia
    • Trombocitopenia
  • Bleeding disorders, including:
    • Hemophilia
    • enfermedad de von Willebrand
  • Thrombotic disorders (blood clots)
  • Blood (leukemia) and lymphatic (lymphoma) cancers
  • Bone and soft tissue and muscle cancers (sarcoma)
  • Brain tumors
  • Solid tumors of all types, including:
    • Retinoblastoma
    • Neuroblastoma
    • Cancer de RIÑON
    • Liver cancer
    • Ovarian cancer
    • Testicular cancer

Board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons treat your child's bone cancer

Childhood cancer is rare, and pediatric cancers of the bone and soft tissues (osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma) even rarer.

Treatment requires a combination of chemotherapy and surgical removal. Historically, this surgery was usually some type of amputation, but at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's, we offer limb-salvage surgery in approcimately 85 percent of cases. This procedure requires reconstruction of whatever bone defect is created by removing the tumor.

 Options for replacing your child’s missing bone include:

  • Endoprostheses – large metallic joint replacements
  • Allografts – bone from tissue donors
  • Autografts – bone from your own body

We make every effort to preserve as much bone as medically possible. 

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