Approximately 12,500 children are diagnosed with cancer every year in the United States, with more than 400 of those diagnoses occurring in Georgia.
Since the passage of the National Cancer Act of 1971, unimaginable advances have been achieved in every area of childhood cancer care and research. Advanced detection approaches and better treatment strategies are allowing an increasing number of children and adolescents to live beyond their disease. As a result, pediatric cancer survival rates have grown from 20 percent before the 1960s to more than a 75 percent survival rate today.
The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta currently diagnoses nearly one new patient each day. Some patients have cancers rarely seen outside of the top pediatric centers. Others have the most common cancers that affect children. We have significant experience treating all forms of childhood cancer, including:
- Histiocytic and lymphoproliferative disorders
- Brain tumors
- Wilms’ and other kidney tumors
- Bone and soft tissue sarcomas
- Other rare tumors
Pediatric Cancer Facilities
Our facilities are designed to meet the unique medical and emotional needs of children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders. We offer:
- More than 50 dedicated inpatient rooms specially designed for immunosuppressed patients
- 10 HEPA-filtered rooms for inpatient pediatric blood and marrow transplant (BMT) patients
- Outpatient clinics with a full range of procedural, infusional and apheresis services
- Dedicated diagnostic and laboratory services
- Onsite oncology pharmacy
- An MIBG treatment room