Our pediatric cancer team assesses every available option and plans the best treatment strategy for your child’s diagnosis. Your child’s personalized treatment plan may include one or more of the following therapies:
Surgical therapies, to remove the cancer and affected lymph nodes, is a primary treatment option for many solid tumors. Our pediatric patients receive surgical care at the pediatric surgical suites at Women’s and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
Chemotherapy refers to therapy that uses medicine to treat the cancer and different drugs attack the cancer in various ways. Chemotherapy may be given before and/or after surgery.
Also called radiotherapy, this treatment directs high-energy radiation at the cancer cells to kill them or to keep them from growing.
Blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) is a way to replace stem cells and restore bone marrow after they have been destroyed by high-dose chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Patients receive the new or transplanted cells intravenously (IV), similar to a blood transfusion.
We provide allogeneic and autologous blood and marrow transplantation, stem cell infusion and umbilical cord transplantation in the treatment of pediatric malignancies and non-malignant disorders. Roswell Park is designated a Blue Distinction Center for Blood & Marrow Transplant, by BlueCross BlueShield Association.