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The Spanish-Speaking Cancer Clinic offers pediatric oncology services to Hispanic patients and families who speak limited English. Our team is dedicated to providing quality medical care that recognizes Spanish language needs and cultural differences related to health care. 

Our team is dedicated to better understanding the ethnic and genetic differences in outcomes among Hispanic patients with leukemia. Ongoing research in partnership with our genomics program focuses on the genetic factors in these differences, which will help us provide better treatment to patients. We also provide trainee education to develop and improve Spanish-language skills and promote cultural awareness in the clinical setting. 

Clinic staff


The clinic is led by Terrie Flatt, DO, MA, a pediatric hematologist/oncologist who is fluent and medically trained in Spanish. Dr. Flatt works with a team of dedicated providers to offer pediatric oncology services to an underserved population in the community who would have difficulty finding services elsewhere.

 

Services

  • Complete Spanish-speaking services and educational materials provided within clinic

  • Bone marrow transplants

  • Unrelated bone marrow

  • Cord blood transplantation

  • Chemotherapy

  • Onsite infusion center

  • Patient and caregiver education and support programs

  • Psychology services dedicated to hematology/oncology patients

Conditions

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

  • Acute myelogenic leukemia (AML)

  • Anemiasen

  • Brain tumors

  • Ewing’s family of sarcomas

  • Hodgkin’s disease

  • ITP

  • Liver tumors

  • Neuroblastomas

  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

  • Osteosarcoma

  • Other childhood cancers

  • Other hematologic disorders

  • Retinoblastoma

  • Rhabdomysocar

Nationally recognized care for children with cancer


Each year, the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at Children’s Mercy provides comprehensive care to nearly 2,000 children with childhood cancers, sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other blood disorders, with survival rates frequently above national averages. 

Our commitment to clinical research and innovation has helped us earn recognition as one of the top cancer programs for kids in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Children’s Mercy also has received accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy.