Hematology Oncology Services
Miami Pediatric Hematology Oncology Associates, a division of KIDZ Medical Services, is the leading provider of care to pediatric cancer patients in South Florida. Our physicians provide specialized care for children and teens afflicted by all types of cancer, including:
- Blood disorders
- Bone marrow-related disorders, including bone marrow transplants
- Brain tumors
- Leukemia and lymphoma
- Sickle cell disease
- Solid tumors
- Other pediatric cancers and related disorders
KIDZ Medical Services Hemophilia Treatment Center
KIDZ Medical Services Hemophilia Treatment Center is a federally funded, nationally recognized rare bleeding disorders center that provides comprehensive care to the rare bleeding disorders community.
The center provides a range of services including diagnostics, treatment, counseling, and education. The goal of the program is to provide preventive care to those with rare bleeding disorders and educate patients and families on promoting good quality of life. The hemophilia treatment center also offers educational classes such as self-infusion workshops and sports and joint health workshops.
Our multidisciplinary Hemophilia Treatment Center team is composed of a hematologist, nurse practitioner/program coordinator, orthopedic surgeon, physical therapist, social worker, dental service provider, and genetic counseling specialist.
KIDZ Medical Services Hemophilia Treatment Center patients include families from South Florida as well as South America and the Caribbean islands. We care for newborns to young adults and offer a transitional phase to adult care at an adult hemophilia treatment center. KIDZ Medical Services also participates in the 340B pharmacy program as part of our comprehensive care.
The rare bleeding disorders team at KIDZ is also active in community events hosted by the Florida Hemophilia Association, are members of the Hemophilia Alliance, and support the National Hemophilia Foundation.
For more information, please contact the KIDZ Medical Services Hemophilia Treatment Center at (305) 662-8360.
Most Common Childhood Cancers: Leukemia and Brain Tumors
The most common cancers that strike children are different from those that occur in adults: leukemia and brain and spinal cord tumors.
Leukemia, which occurs in the bone marrow and blood, accounts for approximately 30% of all cancers in children. There are different types of leukemia. The most common ones that affect children are acute lymphocytic and acute myelogenous, which can grow quickly, causing symptoms such as bone and joint pain, fatigue, weakness, pale skin, bleeding or bruising, fever, and weight loss, among others. These leukemias must be treated promptly, typically with chemotherapy.
Brain and spinal cord tumors account for about 26% of childhood cancers. Since there are so many different types of brain tumors, the treatment and outlook for each will vary. The majority of brain tumors in children originate in the lower regions of the brain, such as the cerebellum (brain stem). These trigger symptoms such as headaches, nausea, vomiting, blurred or double vision, dizziness, seizures, difficulty walking and/or handling objects, among other symptoms.
While brain tumors typically do not spread to other parts of the body, they may spread through the brain and spinal cord tissue. As a brain tumor grows, it can compress normal brain tissue, which can cause serious or possibly life-threatening damage. Treatment may include one or more of the following: surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy.
If your pediatrician or family doctor recommends that your child see a doctor who specializes in cancers and blood disorders in children, trust the experts at KIDZ Medical Services. Call to make an appointment with one of our pediatric hematologist-oncologists or request an appointment online.
KIDZ Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologists