Having a child with cancer is a scary and stressful experience for any family. At Sutter Children's Center, Sacramento, our pediatric cancer care teams treat more than 500 children in the greater Sacramento area each year, helping them fight cancer and return to their favorite activities.
From newborns to teenagers, each child receives care from a full team of leading cancer and blood disease specialists who work exclusively with children. Our pediatric oncology and hematology specialists are supported by a larger team of pediatric specialists and subspecialists, nurses, Child Life specialists, social workers, physical therapists, nutritionists and staff, who we ensure each child receives the finest care possible to fight cancers of all kinds.
Started in 1994, the Sutter Children's Center, Sacramento's pediatric cancer program is now the largest in the region, the fourth largest in California and the eleventh largest in the country. The program provides services to children in 19 counties and boasts survival rates among the best in the country. Led by pediatric oncologists and hematologists with excellent academic, clinical and research experience, the program continues to expand it services and reach, treating all types of cancer including:
- Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia
- Hodgkin's Disease
- Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Wilms' Tumor
In addition to doing everything possible to help each child resume a normal, healthy life, our cancer care teams work tirelessly to support the needs of each child and family. Children in the program receive the one-to-one attention they deserve and require for effective treatment of their illness and the mental and emotional challenges they face.