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    Hematology and Oncology

    Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU's (CHoR) hematology and oncology team is dedicated to improving the quality of children's lives through prevention, control and cure of childhood cancer and blood disorders.

    Multidisciplinary Care

    CHoR's hematology and oncology team includes doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, chaplains, educational consultants, psychologists and child life specialists who help treat the whole child and family -- not just the illness. The hematology and oncology team also coordinates treatment with CHoR's other medical specialties,  from cardiology and nephrology to critical care and endocrinology, the full spectrum of care is available at CHoR.

    Conditions and Services

    The team cares for children with:

    • Aplastic anemia
    • Brain tumors
    • Coagulopathy (clotting problems)
    • Hematological disorders
    • Hemophilia
    • ITP (abnormally low platelet count)
    • Leukemias
    • Lymphomas
    • Sarcomas (solid tumors)
    • Severe anemias
    • Sickle cell anemia
    • TTP (a rare blood coagulation disorder)

    Specialty programs include:

    • Bone marrow transplant (only pediatric program in Virginia)
    • Comprehensive brain and spinal cord tumor clinic
    • Comprehensive sickle cell program
    • Hemophilia and bleeding disorders clinic
    • Long-term cancer survivor clinic
    • Oncology clinic
    • Young adult leukemia and lymphoma clinics (up to age 35)
    • Young adult bone marrow transplant clinic (up to age 35)

    Support services include:

    Support Programs

    CHoR's pediatric hematology and oncology team collaborates to assist children and their families through a variety of supportive programs including:

    • Adolescent support and discussion groups 
    • Assistance for families who are newly diagnosed with malignant disorders
    • Assistance for patients coming off active cancer treatment
    • Individual, family, and couples psychotherapy
    • One of only three long-term survivor clinics in Virginia – features retreats and conferences for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
    • Parent support and discussion groups
    • Sibling support and discussion groups
    • Sickle cell disease support group

    A family discussion group is held the third Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Penny Tree Place, 5211 W. Broad St, Richmond.  Other support groups are scheduled for new diagnosis, relapse and off treatment.

    Appointments and Locations

    (804) 828-CHOR (2467)

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