exceptional care for children with cancer and blood disorders
Dayton Children’s is a special place for families who are dealing with a child’s diagnosis of cancer or a blood disorder. Our experienced team provides patients with exceptional medical care, and offers extensive support to their parents, grandparents and siblings. These families become part of our family as their children receive care over the course of several months or years.
Our care team is led by board-certified pediatric hematologists/oncologists, and includes nurses, nurse practitioners, specialized nurse navigators, social worker, psychologist, dietitian and child life specialist. Other experts at Dayton Children’s — such as surgeons and genetics counselors— work with the team as needed to ensure that each child’s unique needs are met.
Ayman El-Sheikh, MD, Division Chiefhematology / oncology
Mukund Dole, MD, Program Directorhematology / oncology
conditions we treat
Different kinds of cancer have different signs, symptoms, treatments, and outcomes, depending on the type of cell involved and how fast the cells grow.learn more
sickle cell disease
Sickle cell disease is a condition in which red blood cells are not shaped as they should be. The sickle shaped cells get stuck together and block small blood vessels. This stops blood from moving as it should, which can lead to pain and organ damage.learn more
The term leukemia refers to cancers of the white blood cells. Leukemia is the most common type of cancer in children. But most kids and teens treated for leukemia are cured of the disease.