What is pediatric cancer?
Cancer begins when a body’s cells start to grow out of control. This can happen in almost any part of the body and can spread to other areas. Cancer in children can be different than cancer in adults. While many cancers in adults are often linked to a person’s lifestyle or environment, cancer in children often occurs because of DNA changes in cells that happen early in life, even before birth.
Treatment for pediatric cancer depends on the type of cancer and the stage (extent) of the cancer. The primary treatments include surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
Conditions We Treat:
Conditions We Consult and Refer*:
*We will continue to Co-Manage with outside providers to help Montana families receive care locally when feasible.
- Solitude Tumors
- Soft tissue/muscle
- Organs (kidney, liver, adrenal, etc.)
- Genitourinary (GU)
- Neuro-Oncology (brain tumors)
- Blood disorders (non-cancer)
- Cancer Predisposition Screening
- Bone marrow transplant
- Directed donor transfusions