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Learning your son or daughter has cancer is a difficult experience for any parent. You probably have a lot of questions about what happens next and, most importantly, you want the best possible care for your child.
When you come to Children’s National, it is the start of a journey that can lead to a long and happy life. Our comprehensive cancer programs offer highly-specialized care and support from a large team of experts. Our personalized treatment plans draw from the most innovative procedures and therapies available today.
Children’s National Oncology: Specialized Pediatric Cancer Care
Our comprehensive cancer program diagnoses and cares for more children each year than all the other metro area hospitals combined. This high volume translates into a high level of experience and expertise in both common and rare cancer types.
Children’s National is home to some of the world’s leading pediatric cancer experts. We are also the only program in the region with specialized programs for different types of cancer. This ensures your child receives the best possible care for his or her specific diagnosis.
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Family-Centered Cancer Care and Support
Cancer is a disease that involves the entire family. We offer services, amenities, and resources to ease some of the stress that comes with having a sick child.
- Family-centered care: We value and appreciate your input in important care decisions. To help you do this, our teams include nurses and social workers who specialize in helping families understand their child’s condition and treatment options. Our physicians also spend a lot of one on one time talking with you about your child’s condition and care.
- Dream clinic: We recently renovated our clinic, based on input from our patients’ families. From a rainforest-themed waiting room to big screen TVs in our blood drawing stations, we’ve made every aspect of this experience as child-friendly as possible.
- Resources and support: Your child’s illness can be difficult on the whole family. From spiritual support to practical needs, such as housing for families who come to us from out of town, we offer help, encouragement, and hope. Learn more about resources for families.
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We provide a healthcare experience designed with kids in mind, and delivers confidence and assurance when parents need it most.
Have a question about a specific disease or condition or treatments or services we offer?
To make it easier for many families, your child may see our cancer specialists in Washington, DC, and Virginia.
Our providers represent medical and surgical specialties, family practice, and general pediatrics.
Pediatric specialists at Children’s National work closely to ensure an integrated approach to caring for each child and family.
Our comprehensive care involves the entire family. Learn more about how we care for your child and other family members.
Children’s National Health System provides suggested treatments to compliment top-notch medical education and experience.