Seattle Children’s treats all childhood blood cancers and blood disorders – including rare and complex diseases.
Our doctors, nurses and many other staff members are experts at working with children and young adults up to age 21 for all conditions and up to age 30 for select diagnoses.
We offer a wide range of diagnostic services and treatments available in our specially designed state-of-the-art facility for cancer patients. Because our doctors take part in national and international research studies, and often lead them, we can offer new treatment options that many other hospitals cannot give their patients.
More About Our Services
- Oncology Program
We treat a wide range of cancers and tumors in children and teens. In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked Children’s Cancer Center 7th best in the country.
- Hematology Program
We care for children of all ages with many types of blood disorders, including problems with blood cells, bone marrow and clotting. Our experts diagnose and treat these diseases, and we offer testing and counseling for families concerned about inherited blood problems.
- Clinical Trials
Seattle Children’s is a leader in pediatric cancer research, including clinical trials of novel therapies – new drugs or other new treatment approaches that are available only to patients in studies.
- Non-Malignant Transplant Program
Our Non-Malignant Transplant Program provides care for children who have a disease other than cancer that may be helped by a hematopoietic cell transplant.
- Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
We have one of the largest centers in the world for transplants of stem cells – including bone marrow transplants, peripheral blood stem cell transplants and cord blood transplants.
- I-131-MIBG Therapy
This type of radiation therapy is used to treat cancer by getting the radiation inside your child’s body and into their cancer cells via the bloodstream. It’s used mainly for neuroblastoma.
- Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program
This program gives expert medical care and support to teens and young adults into their late 20s with all forms of cancer.
- Sickle Cell Program
This program, based at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, provides care for children with sickle cell disease and consultation about the disease for healthcare providers. We also test for sickle cell trait and provide information to anyone who wants to know more about sickle cell.
- Bone Marrow Failure Program
Through our Bone Marrow Failure Program, we diagnose and treat problems or conditions that can cause bone marrow failure.
- Bone Tumor and Sarcoma Clinic
Children with bone tumors and sarcoma get team-based care through this clinic, which brings together many types of healthcare providers.
- Brain Tumor Clinic
Our Brain Tumor Clinic was one of the first multidisciplinary clinics in the country to address the needs of children with brain and spinal tumors. We are the largest pediatric brain tumor center in the Northwest and one of the busiest in the United States.
- Radiation Therapy Service
We have the only radiation oncologist dedicated to pediatric care in Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.
- Proton Therapy
This precise type of radiation therapy limits damage to healthy tissue and lowers the risk for short-term and long-term side effects. It’s used for some brain tumors, sarcomas and other cancers.
- Ambulatory Infusion Unit
The Ambulatory Infusion Unit provides blood products, chemotherapy and other IV infusions for patients with a wide range of health conditions.
- Cancer Survivor Program
The Cancer Survivor Program provides guidance to anyone who had treatment for cancer as a child. It aims to keep survivors healthy throughout their lives by providing care and education about their health risks.
- Lymphedema Care
If cancer or its treatment affects your child’s lymph system and leads to swelling, our certified lymphedema therapists provide complete decongestive therapy.
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Program
Our experts provide advanced therapies for children with leukemia or lymphoma that’s newly diagnosed, as well as those with recurrent or relapsed disease.