Children’s Mercy is nationally recognized as one of the best pediatric cancer centers in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Whether you’re coming to Children’s Mercy for further testing or evaluation of your child’s symptoms, or you already have a confirmed diagnosis of leukemia or lymphoma and are coming to start treatment, we’re ready and waiting to care for your child and your family every step of the way.
Experts in treating kids with cancer
Dr. Keith August leads a comprehensive leukemia and lymphoma team. Physicians, advanced nurse practitioners, pharmacists, nutritionists, nurses and social workers all work together to provide the best possible care for your child.
At Children’s Mercy, once your diagnosis is confirmed, you will have your own dedicated team—consisting of a doctor, nurse practitioner and social worker—all the way through your treatment.
Your team will partner with you and other specialists as needed to create a care plan around your child’s unique needs.
Child-centered, family-centered care
At Children’s Mercy, we provide not only medical, but also social, emotional, nutritional, and educational support for your child while they are in the hospital and throughout their follow-up care.
From playgroups led by Child Life specialists to on-demand room service to hospital-based school teachers, we are dedicated to making sure your child is a comfortable as possible during every visit. Even Hunter and Hope, our trained therapy dogs, can help the hospital feel more like home.
As a parent, you are the most important member of your child’s care team. We will partner with you in creating a care plan for your child, and extend support to your entire family as well.