Hematology and oncology – blood and cancer treatment
To Make an Appointment
- Your child’s physician will make arrangements for an appointment with a hematology or oncology specialist.
- After hours, weekends and holidays, call (916) 734-2011. Ask for the pediatric hematology-oncology doctor on call.
When a child is diagnosed with a blood disorder or cancer, parents understandably want access to the most effective, advanced treatment methods available. Fortunately, children and teenagers confronting such diseases can obtain the finest medical care through the Department of Hematology and Oncology at UC Davis Children's Hospital.
The hematology and oncology unit at UC Davis Children's Hospital accommodates patients ranging from newborns to 21 years of age.
Hematology is the study and treatment of disorders associated with blood and the organs involved in blood production. Blood-related disorders include:
- Sickle cell disease
- Bleeding disorders
Our services encompass specialty clinics for treatment of sickle cell disease and hemophilia.
Our oncologists treat prevalent childhood cancers including:
- Solid tumors
- Leukemia and lymphomas
- Related disorders, including histiocytosis—a condition that is not technically a cancer but is often treated effectively with chemotherapeutic agents.
California Children's Services, a statewide program administered through the California Department of Health Services, has designated UC Davis Children's Hospital as a Recognized Comprehensive Cancer Center. The members of our nursing staff are Certified Pediatric Oncology nurses.
Each child is assigned to a primary physician who develops and oversees a plan of care, and a resource nurse who works closely with patient and family in coordinating care, support and education to help patients and their parents understand more about disease and treatments. A social worker is available to identify resources to help parents cope with emotional and financial difficulties.
We regard our patients as members of a family — who support each other in conquering their illnesses. We invite all of our extended family members to gather and celebrate their triumphs at Camp Okizu, a free camp for the enjoyment of kids with cancer, their siblings and their other family members.