Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
The division of pediatric hematology/oncology meets the complex challenges of children’s cancers and blood disorders with a relentless spirit and dedication to improving the lives of our patients and families.
The Cancer Center For Kids (CCFK), a part of the division of pediatric hematology/oncology, is the largest outpatient facility for treating children with cancer and blood disorders in Nassau County. It is the County’s only member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a prestigious international consortium of collaborating hospitals recognized as leaders in the treatment of childhood cancers. COG membership places Winthrop at the forefront of research, and the use of the latest treatment protocols.
As a center for blood disorders, the CCFK treats the entire gamut of hematologic disorders in children, including anemia, bleeding and clotting disorders, and transfusion-dependent disorders.
Embodying the principles of patient and family-centered care, the center’s skilled professionals provide young patients with comprehensive medical care and help families endure some very tough times – offering support from the moment of diagnosis through intense treatments and long-term follow-up.
As part of our unique delivery of care, all patient contact – inpatient or outpatient, telephone or electronic – is conducted with one of the division’s experienced, attending physicians. A true patient-physician partnership is evidenced by providing as much treatment as possible in our beautifully appointed, child-friendly outpatient center, which makes life easier for patients and families. In addition, patients can receive transfusions, infusions, chemotherapy treatments, or even procedures under anesthesia in a safe and comforting environment…and then go home to sleep in their own beds at night.
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