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Being told your child has cancer is every parent’s nightmare. That’s where the Torrence E. Hemby Jr., Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Center at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, NC, comes in. Our experts have the best outcomes in the region and will work with you to develop an individual care plan for your child.
Most sarcomas develop in children with no risk factors. They usually develop in an arm or leg, but can develop anywhere in the body, including the brain and abdomen, and usually form a lump that grows slowly over weeks or months.
Types of sarcomas include:
Surgery is the typical treatment method for sarcomas, but if the tumor is near vital organs, other treatments, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy, may be used. At the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Center, our highly trained physicians work with each child to develop the appropriate treatment plan for his or her specific condition. We also work in conjunction with any other specialists your child needs to beat this disease.
Access to state-of-the-art technology and to the renowned physicians and surgeons of the neuro-oncology program and blood and marrow transplantation program provides children the opportunity to receive the best treatment in the region. Our physicians are always looking for new ways to improve cancer treatment, and our Pediatric Oncology Developmental Therapeutics program is performing leading-edge research through clinical trials that can enhance your child’s cancer treatment.
To learn more about pediatric cancer, visit our health library or contact us at 704-381-9900.