Learning that your child has cancer or a blood disorder may seem like overwhelming news to take in.
Texas Children's is here to help.
Our priority is to make your visit to Texas Children's as comfortable and hassle-free as possible. On-site and nearby amenities are designed to simplify your journey through your child's healthcare, enabling you to concentrate on what matters most – your family.
Talking to children about their cancer or blood disorder can be difficult, especially if your child is scared or afraid of the doctor's office. Our child life specialists know how to speak to our patients at an age-appropriate level so they know what to expect.
Our social workers can be a primary source of help. They can provide a good orientation to the clinic, are aware of special problems facing young patients and their families, provide information on how to get help from outside community agencies, and address many other nonmedical issues.
Parents say that as time passes, dealing with the cancer or blood disorder diagnosis becomes easier. Some parents believe this because they understand it better and because friends and family are lending their support. Talking to other families who have been dealing with a similar disease can also be a positive step. A strong support network for children and parents facing cancer and blood disorders spans the country, with local and national parents groups, support groups for children and their siblings, organizations that deal with education, and other branches.
Texas Children’s Hospital is proud and honored once again to be named a leader in pediatric health care by U.S. News & World Report, ranking No. 1 in Texas and No. 3 nationally in its 2023-2024 Best Children’s Hospitals report.