Pediatric blood and cancer care in Austin
You want the best care for your child. We do too. Pediatric specialists at Dell Children’s Blood and Cancer Center at Ascension Seton in Austin, Texas, have the expertise to diagnose and treat cancer, blood disorders and bone marrow failure. Our experienced cancer doctors share best practices and the latest in cancer treatment and research – bringing the best of cancer care to you. Only in Austin. Only at Dell Children’s.
We start by listening to you and your child, and answering your questions. Then, we create a personalized care plan for your child. And with a plan, comes hope. As the only children's cancer center in Central Texas, we’re here for you and your family and ready to deliver highly specialized care for childhood cancers and blood disorders:
- Blood disorders, such as neutropenia or thrombocytopenia
- Bone tumors
- Brain and spine tumors
- Kidney cancer
- Leukemia and lymphoma
- Sickle cell disease
- Other childhood cancers
A cancer or blood disorder diagnosis can be difficult — especially when it’s your child. Ask us your questions — big and small. We provide supportive, compassionate care to your child and family.
Pediatric specialty care for cancer, anemia and blood diseases
When you choose Dell Children’s Blood and Cancer Center, you get a multispecialty team dedicated to your child’s care. Pediatric oncologists and hematologists have the expertise to diagnose and treat even the most complex cancers and blood disorders. Your Dell Children’s doctor uses advanced tests and imaging to diagnose your child’s condition. Then, we work with a multispecialty team to create a care plan that is right for your child. Your child’s care plan may include a combination of chemotherapy, radiation or surgery.
Pediatric neuro-oncology clinic at Dell Children’s
Dell Children’s Blood and Cancer center is home to the only pediatric neuro-oncology clinic in Central Texas. So, families can get the advanced care they need close to home. A multidisciplinary team of experienced specialists diagnose, treat and care for children with brain and spine tumors. Pediatric oncologists work directly with your child’s neurologist and neurosurgeon to deliver the care that’s right for your child. And, we also help manage neurological complications related to pediatric cancer.
Hemophilia clinic at Dell Children’s
When a child has hemophilia, their blood does not clot or takes longer than normal to clot. With the right care, most children can live an active, healthy life. The Dell Children’s Blood and Cancer Center at Ascension Seton is a national hemophilia treatment center. We diagnose and treat children with bleeding and clotting disorders, such as hemophilia, von Willebrand disease and Factor V Leiden. Our multispecialty team of pediatric hematologists, researchers, physical therapists, dentists, social workers and child life specialists work together to deliver personalized care for your child. To schedule an appointment, please call 512-628-1900.
Clinical trials for children with cancer and blood disorders
Depending on your child’s diagnosis, your child’s doctor may recommend a clinical trial as part of their care plan. Clinical trials may provide more options for treatment, especially when cancer is not responding to traditional treatments. As part of the Children's Oncology Group, a clinical trials group supported by the National Cancer Institute, your child has access to some of the most recent clinical trials available. Talk with your child’s doctor if you have questions about clinical trials.
A pediatric blood and cancer center designed for children
Children don’t stop being children when they are diagnosed with cancer or a blood disorder. While a child is getting treatment, they may spend a lot of time in our care. The Dell Children’s Blood and Cancer Center is designed to be a home away from home. Child life specialists use creative arts — from dance and singing to playtime and social activities — to support your child’s wellness. And if your child is in school, our care teams help them balance their school assignments with their treatments and recovery care.
When your child is diagnosed with cancer or a blood disorder, they may have appointments with many types of specialists. We make your child’s appointments easier by connecting the dots for your child’s care. And all the care your child needs is here, at Dell Children’s Medical Center at Ascension Seton. This means your child can go to a doctor visit, get tests and receive treatment, including chemotherapy and blood transfusions, all at the same location.
Supportive care for your child and family
For a child, we understand that family can be the best medicine of all. Social interactions and having parents, siblings and grandparents close by are important parts of the healing process.
Your entire family will be supported — physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Social workers, psychologists, counselors and palliative care specialists are here for your child and family, if you need us.
Get a second opinion from a pediatric specialist
Get the confidence and peace of mind that your child’s doctor and care plan are right for your child and family. It's easy to get a second opinion at Dell Children’s Blood and Cancer Center at Ascension Seton. We can review your child's medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our pediatric doctors about a personalized care plan for your child.
When your child has a new cancer diagnosis, there’s a lot to think about. We can discuss both therapeutic and surgical treatment plans. Our team of highly experienced pediatric blood and cancer specialists can provide you with a second opinion based on experience and as part of an integrated national network of care.
Before your child’s appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered. We can request your child’s medical records from their doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.
Refer a patient to a pediatric specialist
Your patients can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our specialists connect with them. Our pediatric specialists start by listening to fully understand their needs and to develop an individualized care plan. To make a doctor referral, please call 512-628-1900.