Medical City Children's Hospital - Cancer Specialists in Dallas

  • Hematologists and Oncologists - These physicians specialize in the care of children with blood disorders and cancer. They will be in charge of your child’s treatment both in and out of the hospital.
  • Radiation Oncologists - These physicians draw on their special training in the use of radiation for treatment of cancer.
  • Pediatric Surgeons - They specialize in the surgical care of children.
  • Consulting Physicians - If the need arises, these specialists in a particular area of pediatrics may be asked to see your child. Examples include gastroenterologists, neurologists, infectious diseases, dermatologists and so on.
  • Pediatricians - These doctors specialize in caring for children and managing the common illnesses of childhood. Often, pediatricians refer children to hematologists, oncologists or other specialists for evaluation. Your hematologist and oncologist will keep your pediatrician updated on your child’s treatment.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists - These nurses have master’s degrees in nursing and specialize in caring for children with cancer. They collaborate with the physician and nursing staff to develop the plan of care for your child. Clinical nurse specialists provide education and support for patients, families and staff. You may consult with them for help with any special needs while in the hospital or at home.
  • Pediatric Oncology Nurses - Practicing in both office and hospital settings, these nurses specialize in providing pediatric nursing care to children with cancer and other blood disorders.
  • Social Workers - Throughout the course of treatment, social workers are available to provide you and your family with any emotional support you need. They may also assist you in obtaining services from various community agencies.
  • Child Life Specialists - These trained professionals work with children to reduce stress and anxiety through the use of therapeutic play. They are also available to provide age-appropriate activities while your child is in the hospital.
  • Pediatric Nutritionists - These experts specialize in evaluation of children’s nutritional requirements. They are available to provide you with information and suggestions for helping your child maintain an appropriate diet.
  • Oncology Care Providers - Various combinations of the people listed above can be called “oncology care providers.” They specialize in treating your child’s individual hematology or oncology needs