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types of cancers and treatment

A cancer diagnosis is stressful for families trying to comprehend what is happening to their child. Our team moves quickly to confirm the diagnosis and establish a plan of care, and begins treatment. 

your first visit 

During your first visit to the clinic, you will meet with a hematologist/oncologist, nurse practitioner and others who can answer your questions and help you prepare for the days and weeks ahead. We will schedule necessary tests as quickly as possible, often on the same day. 

The multidisciplinary team will meet to talk about test results and create a treatment plan. Your oncologist will then spend time reviewing the plan with your family and answering any and all related questions. This treatment plan can include surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. Depending on the type of cancer your child has and how advanced it is, we may recommend starting therapy the next day. In most cases, therapy begins within the week. 

ongoing treatment 

Treatment will involve inpatient and outpatient care. 

  • Inpatient care: When patients need to be hospitalized, they are admitted to our dedicated hematology/oncology unit. This unit provides special care for patients receiving prolonged chemotherapy or recovering from a surgical procedure, or those who are ill and need round-the-clock care. 
  • Outpatient care: Patients come to our outpatient cancer clinic for physician appointments and procedures such as transfusions and chemotherapy. 

Read more about the most common cancers we treat:

Bone and muscle cancers l Leukemia l Lymphoma l Brain and spinal tumors l Wilms tumor

contact us schedule an appointment

The hematology/oncology department welcomes phone calls to 937- 641-3111 during our normal business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday.

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Appointment scheduling for new patients is available online. All follow up appointments will be made during your clinic visit or by calling 937- 641-3111.



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