Our experts treat children with blood disorders and cancer with an integrated, family-centered approach.

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Specializing in the care and treatment of children with blood disorders and cancer.
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At Carilion Children’s Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, we treat children with blood disorders and cancer with an integrated, family-centered approach.
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Treating children with utmost compassion in their cancer journey
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We know a child's cancer or blood disorder presents extraordinary physical, emotional and social challenges. We are with you every step of the way. Here are some resources that can help.
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COG Survivorship Guide
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The Children's Oncology Group has put together this long-term follow-up guidelines for survivors of childhood, adolescent & young adult cancers.
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Children's Oncology Group (COG)
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The Children's Oncology Group (COG) has a website with reliable information to guide you throughout all phases of the childhood cancer experience.
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Sickle Cell Disease
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The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is a great resource for more information on Sickle Cell Disease.
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Carilion Children’s Family Camp Weekend
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Family Camp Weekend is a weekend of fun and relaxation for children living with a critical or chronic illness and their immediate family members.
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Erwood G. Edwards, Jr. M.D.
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Erwood G. Edwards, Jr. M.D.
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Chief, Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
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We are dedicated to providing the most compassionate care possible, for both the patient and the family.
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Erwood G. Edwards, Jr. M.D.
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State-of-the-art treatment is provided by a team of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, child life specialists, dieticians, social workers, chaplains, pharmacists, case managers and volunteers.
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We know a child's cancer or blood disorder presents extraordinary physical, emotional and social challenges. We are with you every step of the way.
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Integrated Approach
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Our integrated approach also includes our other pediatric specialties to ensure successful coordination of care.
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Chronic Transfusion Therapy
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Carilion Children’s Hematology and Oncology offers chronic transfusion therapy. Chronic transfusion therapy is a form of blood transfusion that is repeated on a regular basis and is used to treat serious symptoms or prevent complications related to sickle cell disease.
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Palliative Care Program
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Violet M. Borowicz, M.D., leads the palliative care program at Carilion Children’s. The role of pediatric palliative care is to improve quality of life for any child diagnosed with a chronic or life-threatening illness through continuity of care, symptom management and psychosocial support.
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The Child Life Program is managed by a team of individuals specifically trained and certified to help children, adolescents, and families understand the illness, necessary treatment plan, and hospitalization. The Child Life Program is the only program of its kind in Western Virginia.
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When it comes to residencies and fellowships, finding the right fit is very important. Our GME program offers amazing support and training.
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From the hospital to pediatric offices to educational programs, we are all about kids, ensuring each generation is healthier than the last.
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Dr. Mandy Atkinson, M.D., is Director of Carilion Children’s Comprehensive Pediatric Sickle Cell Program
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Dr. Violet Borowicz, M.D., is the Pediatric Palliative Medicine Attending
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The specialists at Carilion Children’s Pediatric Hematology and Oncology treat children with blood disorders and cancer in a child-friendly, family-centered environment.
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