Saint Peter’s Better Health Update

Childhood Cancers and Blood Disorders: Information and Treatment

September 21, 201413 min
No medical diagnosis is more frightening for a parent than those chilling words that “your child has cancer.” But there is hope – hope in the form of ever new and effective treatments for all manner of childhood cancers, including those of the brain, the blood, and the other parts of the body. But what can parents and their children expect? And how can parents and their children better cope with the emotional ups and downs of often long and difficult cancer treatments?Stanley Calderwood, MD, chief of pediatric hematology/oncology at Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, N.J., is an expert if the care of children with cancer. He joins us to talk about some of those latest techniques and the prospects for families confronted by cancer.

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