Pediatric Cancer & Blood Disorders

Compassionate Pediatric Cancer Care

At CHRISTUS Health, we have a compassionate team of doctors experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of children with all types of cancer and blood disorders. As a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, we have access to the safest and most effective evidence-based treatments available.

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Pediatric Hematology

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Pediatric Hematology

Our comprehensive hematology program is available to evaluate and assist in the management of illnesses spanning the spectrum of blood disorders including: immune thrombocytopenic purpura, hemolytic anemia, hemoglobinopathies, anemias related to nutritional deficiencies, sickle cell disease and marrow failure syndromes such as aplastic anemia and Fanconi anemia.

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Blood & Bone Marrow Transplant

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Blood & Marrow Transplant

The specialists at the Blood & Marrow Transplant Center at CHRISTUS Children’s provide the utmost in individualized patient- and family-centered care for pediatric and young adult blood and marrow transplant patients.

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Pediatric Cancer Conditions We Treat

Tumors & Cancer Conditions

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We treat infants, children and teens with the following types of cancer:
  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Bone tumors  
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors 
  • Germ cell tumors
  • Hodgkin lymphoma/Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Kidney tumors 
  • Liver tumors
  • Neuroblastoma 
  • Relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Sarcoma 
  • Spinal tumors  
  • Thyroid cancer

Blood Disorders

  • Aplastic anemia 
  • Congenital amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia
  • Cyclic neutropenia
  • Diamond-Blackfan anemia (DBA) 
  • Dyskeratosis congenita (DKC)  
  • GATA2 deficiency
  • Fanconi anemia
  • Severe congenital neutropenia (also called Kostmann disease)
  • Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS)  
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemostasis disorders
  • Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
  • Platelet dysfunction
  • Thrombocytopenia, congenital or acquired
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombophilia
  • Thrombosis
  • Von Willebrand disease

White Blood Cells

  • Langerhans cell histiocytosis 
  • Neutropenia 

Red Blood Cells

  • Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
  • Chronic anemia
  • G6PD deficiency
  • Hemoglobin E or E beta thalassemia
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Hereditary spherocytosis 
  • Hypoproliferative anemiaIron-deficiency anemia 
  • Pyruvate kinase deficiency
  • Sickle Cell Disease

Dedicated to the prevention of complications in children living with sickle cell disease and sickle cell related disorders in South Texas, the Cancer and Blood Disorders Center provides high quality comprehensive care, including genetic counseling for hemoglobinopathy identified by newborn screening; comprehensive annual evaluations offering education about pain, infections, and pulmonary complications; Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound to identify patients at risk for stroke; hydroxyurea management; and optimal medical management. Management and treatment of sickle cell disease focuses on minimizing complications with regular physician visits and annual comprehensive screening for asthma, stroke, and iron. 

  • Thalassemia  (alpha and beta types)
  • Transient erythroblastopenia of childhood (TEC)

CHRISTUS Genetics Clinic

CHRISTUS Children's has a monthly Prader-Willi syndrome multidisciplinary clinic based in San Antonio, Texas. If you or your child has a confirmed diagnosis of Prader-Willi, you can be referred to the clinic to receive coordinated care from our experienced specialists, including geneticists, ENT doctors, endocrinologists, pulmonologists, sleep medicine specialists, psychologists, dietitians, social workers, and speech pathologists.


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