Seattle Children’s provides the most advanced treatments in our region. Our experience helps us recommend the right treatment at the right time to have the best results.
Some children with leukemia or lymphoma need very high doses of chemotherapy medicines and a stem cell transplant to replace the body’s system for making blood cells. We offer stem cell transplants through our partner Fred Hutch. Doctors at Fred Hutch pioneered this lifesaving procedure more than 30 years ago.
Our childhood cancer doctors (pediatric oncologists) meet regularly with transplant doctors to talk about each high-risk patient’s case and make a plan. The plan includes:
- How to get your child’s disease in remission
- The best kind of transplant for your child
- How to reduce the risk of cancer coming back
This type of planning by a group of experts sets Seattle Children’s apart from most childhood cancer centers.