A Whole World of Opportunities
Our pediatric cancer care experts are dedicated to treating and healing the children of this community who suffer from cancer or blood disorders and now families no longer have to travel to get top quality, comprehensive care. We have all the technology, treatments and know-how to meet your child’s needs right here in Central Florida.
It is our mission at AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, to cure and prevent childhood and adolescent cancer through scientific discovery and compassionate care. We are proud to offer patients the opportunities to participate in cooperative group clinical trials, giving kids and their families the chance to receive leading-edge, state-of-the-art treatments for blood disorders and cancer close to home.
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Programs
Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders
Every day, AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, is on the front lines in the fight against pediatric cancer. To that end, we're proud to serve the children of Central Florida as a full member of the Children's Oncology Group, offering access to a nation-wide network of top pediatric oncology experts and clinical trials.
Bone Marrow Transplants
AdventHealth for Children is home to the only pediatric stem cell transplantation program in Central Florida. Our pediatric hematology specialists and other experts provide comprehensive services including pre-transplantation consultation and evaluation, education, social services and post-transplant follow-up and care.
As one of only three Children’s Tumor Foundation-funded comprehensive neurofibromatosis clinics in the state of Florida, AdventHealth for Children provides integrated care to children with neurofibromatosis and their families.
Fouad Hajjar, MD, Medical Director of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
AdventHealth for Children treats a wide range of pediatric hematology and oncology disorders, many of which only affect children and young adults.
Expert and Compassionate Cancer Care
On Valentines Day, Grayson discovered a large lump in his neck. 2 days later, he was diagnosed with Stage 2 Classic Hodgkin's Lymphoma. This was only the beginning.
Watch to see how Grayson, his family and the experts at AdventHealth for Children came together for life changing, compassionate care.
Conditions We Treat
- Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
- Adrenal Cancer
- Adrenal Disorders
- Blood Cancers
- Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
- Brain and Spinal Tumors
- Brain Tumors
- Cancer of the Foot
- Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
- Colorectal Cancer
- Ewing's Sarcoma
- Febrile Illnesses
- Fetal Neck Mass
- Hodgkin’s Disease
- Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia
- Kidney Cancer
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Scrotal Mass
- Severe Aplastic Anemia
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Soft Tissue Cancer (Sarcoma)
- Solid Tumors
- Spinal and Spinal Cord Tumors
- Stomach Cancer
- Testicular and Groin Tumors - Pediatric
- Wilms' Tumor
How Britton Overcame Bone Cancer
During the first football practice of his senior season, Britton experienced debilitating hip and back pain. After five different diagnoses from five different physicians, Britton saw Dr. Backus at AdventHealth for Children, who fought back tears as she diagnosed him with a rare bone cancer.
“With such bad news, sometimes you balance reality and percentage remission with faith,” said Dr. Backus, who prayed with Britton and his family after the diagnosis.
After a year-long treatment protocol, and with the endless support of his family, friends and Dr. Backus, Britton is now officially in remission.
“Don’t give up; there is an end to this. Even if you don’t see it, I promise you it’s there,” Britton says, living proof that no one fights alone, and that bone cancer can be overcome.
To put your child at ease, we have created a scare-free zone where patients feel right at home among the many familiar special touches that make our hospital kid-friendly. Plus, every member of our staff cares deeply about the health and well-being of our young patients and goes out of their way to make your visit here as stress-free as possible.
To learn more about AdventHealth for Children's nationally recognized program treating these and other cancers and blood disorders, call Call407-303-5437.
Find Care Near You
AdventHealth Medical Group Pediatric Oncology and Hematology at Orlando
Formerly known as Children's Center For Cancer and Blood Diseases
Orlando, FL 32804
Orlando, FL 32804