Chemotherapy is a medicine that destroys cancer cells that may be used before surgery to shrink a tumor. It is also used after surgery to eliminate cancer cells that do not appear on imaging scans.
Side effects may depend on the type of chemo that you are given. Common side effects of chemo include the following:
The hematology inpatient unit at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, specializes in pediatric cancers and blood disorders.
Arkansas Children’s has the only team of pediatric neuro-oncology specialists in the state dedicated to helping children with brain and spinal cord tumors.
The infusion department at Arkansas Children’s Northwest offers a wide range of treatments, including treatment for cancer, gastrointestinal disorders, rheumatology concerns, genetic conditions, and more.
The Cancer and Blood Disorders Program at Arkansas Children’s provides specialty care for children with blood and bleeding disorders, tumors and many types of cancer. We are the only pediatric cancer treatment program in the state.
With a focus on the expert care of pediatric patients with brain tumors, spinal tumors or neurofibromatosis (NF), our young patients have access to neuro-oncology specialists for every aspect care based on their individual needs.
The Bone and Soft-tissue Tumor Program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital provides specialty care for children with cancer of the bone, muscle, or connective tissues.
If your child’s condition is difficult to cure or does not respond to traditional therapies, we are ready and prepared to offer new techniques and clinical trials, providing the skill and experience necessary to treat the most complex cases.
If your newborn or young child has been diagnosed with sickle cell disease, you likely have a lot of questions. The good news is, with the right care, many children with sickle cell live long, healthy lives. Arkansas Children's can diagnose, evaluate and treat children who have sickle cell disease.
When your child is diagnosed with hemophilia or a bleeding disorder, the experts at the Arkansas Center for Bleeding Disorders work with you and your child to create a care plan that keeps your child healthy while living life to the fullest.