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Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology

Highly Specialized Pediatric Cancer Care You Can Trust

We understand that your child’s health is your number one priority. The most important thing to you and us is providing your child with the care and treatment they need. That is why our pediatric hematology and oncology team is dedicated to providing your child with the highest quality care. To ensure this process, we partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, so we can offer your child access to the latest clinical trials and treatment for pediatric cancers and hematological diseases (such as sickle cell anemia) closer to home.

Why Choose Ochsner LSU Health?

As one of only eight St. Jude-affiliate clinics in the nation, we provide unmatched care and treatment to children with cancers and blood disorders in the Ark-La-Tex region. Our pediatric oncologists and hematologists are experts in their field, and they will provide your child with the highest level of care available.

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Our Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology Services

Our specialized team of doctors and nurses treats pediatric cancers and blood disorders in children ages birth through 18 years old. Treatments provided to our pediatric patients include chemotherapy, central venous line care, diagnostic imaging and Transcranial Doppler (TCD) imaging. Your child will have access to:

  • Board-Certified Pediatric Hematologists-Oncologists with high-level expertise
  • Registered Nurses Specializing in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • St. Jude Clinical Research Trials Available to Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders
  • Child Life Department with trained professionals experienced in child development, child life, counseling and psychology, and have expertise in dealing with children's concerns and reactions to the hospital and their illnesses

We understand that having a sick child is challenging. That is why our team of child life specialists is available to help you and your family navigate this difficult time.

Conditions We Treat

Our expert team of pediatric hematology-oncology specialists treats cancers and hematological diseases in children from birth through age 18. Some common childhood cancers and hematological diseases include:

  • Leukemia
  • Brain Tumors
  • Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Lymphomas
  • Sickle Cell Anemia

Appointments and More Information

If you think your child needs to be seen in our clinic, please have your child’s primary care provider fax a referral to 318-698-8005. Once we receive your child’s referral, our clinic nurse coordinator will contact you to schedule an appointment.

For established patients needing an appointment, please call 318-626-0772.

FAQs

The St. Jude Affiliate Program is a network of pediatric hematology-oncology clinics, hospitals and universities united to extend the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our board-certified pediatric hematologists-oncologists and certified pediatric hematology-oncology nurses follow St. Jude’s unrivaled pediatric cancer protocols when treating our young patients with the highest level of care available.

The cause of the vast majority of childhood cancer cases is unknown. A small percentage of childhood cancer cases is caused by an inherited gene mutation.

Treatment plans for cancer in children may differ from treatment plans for cancer in adults because treatments may affect children differently than they affect adults, as children’s bodies are still growing and developing. Because of this difference, pediatric oncology-hematology is a specialized field, and children with cancer or a blood disease should see a pediatric oncologist-hematologist.

The best thing you can do for your child is to help them find the care they need. It is also important that you stay positive.