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A cancer diagnosis can be distressing for any family. That’s why the pediatric oncologists and specialized staff at the Haley Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan for your child’s cancer. You can rely on their expertise to guide your family through these difficult decisions to find the best possible outcome.
As one of the oldest, largest and most comprehensive programs in Central Florida, the expert team at the Haley Center has extensive experience treating all forms of childhood cancer, including but not limited to:
- Bone tumors
- Brain and spinal cord tumors
- Hemangioma and vascular malformations (birthmarks caused by benign tumors)
- Genitourinary cancers (cancers affecting the bladder, kidneys, ovaries, penis, prostate, testicles and urinary tract)
- Germ cell tumors
- Hodgkin lymphoma
- Histiocytic disorders (overproduction of white blood cells called histiocytes)
- Kidney tumors
- Liver tumors
- Neuroblastoma (nerve tissue cancers)
- Neurofibromatosis (genetic disorder causing tumors in the nervous system)
- Skin cancers
Personalized Treatment Options
When you partner with Arnold Palmer Hospital, your child will have access to the full range of leading-edge cancer therapies. Depending on your child’s condition, we may recommend one of the following approaches:
Surgery is used to remove tumors. During surgery, cancerous tissue is taken from the body, often with some lymph nodes, to determine whether the disease has spread.
Radiation therapy is used to shrink tumors, kill remaining cancerous cells after surgery, or to manage symptoms that may result from advanced disease.
Proton therapy is an advanced form of radiation treatment that delivers highly-focused radiation to tumors while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. Arnold Palmer Hospital is proud to offer this state-of-the-art treatment option for children at the Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health Proton Therapy Center.
Chemotherapy is the use of medication to kill cancerous cells. Chemotherapy is the most common treatment method for cancer and is commonly administered to a patient intravenously or by mouth.
Cancer Research and Clinical Trials
Designated as a Children’s Oncology Group (COG) facility, Arnold Palmer Hospital is involved in advanced cancer research and clinical trials. COG is a National Cancer Institute-supported clinical trials group, and is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research. COG unites over 7,500 experts in childhood cancer at more than 200 leading children’s hospitals, universities, and cancer centers across North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe in the fight against childhood cancer.
Find out if your child qualifies for a clinical trial. Learn more.