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Lymphoma

Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in the Delaware Valley and Florida

Locations & Doctors Who Treat Lymphoma

 
Delaware

Wilmington

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
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For Appointments: (800) 416-4441

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New Jersey

Voorhees

Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Voorhees

443 Laurel Oak Road
Therapy Services (Suite 200)
Pediatric Specialty Services (Suite 230)
Voorhees, NJ 08043
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For Appointments: (800) 416-4441

Hours: Fourth Friday each month; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Philadelphia

833 Chestnut St. E., Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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For Appointments: (800) 416-4441

Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Lancaster

Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Lancaster

2128 Embassy Drive, Suite A
Lancaster, PA 17603
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For Appointments: (800) 416-4441

Hours: Hours vary; please call
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Florida

Orlando

Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando

13535 Nemours Parkway
Orlando, FL 32827
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For Appointments: (407) 650-7715

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Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Orlando

1717 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32806
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For Appointments: (407) 650-7715

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Melbourne

Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Melbourne

1270 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32935
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For Appointments: (407) 650-7715

Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Jacksonville

Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville

807 Children’s Way
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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For Appointments: (904) 697-3789

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Pensacola

Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Pensacola

5153 N. Ninth Ave.
Pensacola, FL 32504
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For Appointments: (850) 505-4790

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Central Time)
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About Pediatric Lymphoma

Pediatric lymphoma is the name for cancers that arise in the lymphatic system, a part of the immune system that transports white blood cells (“WBCs” or disease-fighting cells) to the bone marrow, spleen, thymus, tonsils and lymph nodes.

Lymphocytes (a type of white blood cells) develop from young stem cells. When they begin growing and multiplying uncontrollably, lymphoma cancer can result and affect different areas of the body.

Our renowned oncologists, hematologists and researchers at the Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, a Children’s Oncology Group (COG) member institution, work together to diagnose and treat all forms of childhood lymphoma including Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.


Types of Pediatric Lymphoma We Treat

Pediatric lymphomas make up the third most common childhood cancer. There are two main types of lymphomas — Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma — with a number of pediatric lymphoma subtypes.

Hodgkin Lymphoma

Also called “Hodgkin disease” (or “Hodgkin’s disease”), Hodgkin lymphoma is marked by abnormal malignant (cancerous) cells called “Reed-Sternberg cells” commonly found in the lymph nodes, but can spread (or metastasize) to other organs and tissue. Reed-Sternberg cells form from a specific type of lymphocyte known as B cells.

Pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma subtypes include:
  • nodular sclerosis
  • lymphocyte predominance
  • mixed cellularity

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

Non-Hodgkin lymphomas are mostly fast-growing and aggressive pediatric lymphomas that grow from specific types of lymphocytes and eventually result in tumor growth. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma can occur any time, but it most often develops in children 7 to 11 years old. There are many different subtypes of pediatric non-Hodgkin lymphomas, which include:

  • Burkitt lymphoma
  • large cell lymphoma
  • lymphoblastic lymphoma

Diagnosing Lymphoma in Children

Signs & Symptoms of Lymphoma

Signs and symptoms of lymphoma cancer in children are similar in both Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and may include:

  • flu-like symptoms
  • swelling in the lymph nodes (located in the neck, chest, abdomen and underarms)
  • fever
  • sore throat
  • night sweats
  • burning/itching skin
  • bone and joint pain

Testing & Evaluations

If your child possibly has lymphoma, Nemours’ experienced cancer care team works together to appropriately diagnose, stage and classify the disease through a variety of tests and procedures, including:

  • thorough physical examination and medical history
  • blood tests
  • urine tests
  • medical imaging (X-ray, CT or “CAT” scan, MRI, PET scan, bone scan, ultrasound)
  • lumbar puncture
  • lymph node biopsy
  • bone marrow biopsy and aspiration

Treating & Caring for Children With Lymphoma

Your Child's Comprehensive Lymphoma Care Team

If we discover lymphoma, our multidisciplinary (collaborative) team plans the most effective treatment personalized to your child’s needs.

In addition to an experienced, compassionate cancer coordinator (a nurse who provides your child and family support, education and care coordination), Nemours’ pediatric cancer teams include:

  • oncologists (cancer specialists)
  • hematologists (specialists in blood disorders)
  • pathologists (diagnose diseases by examining body tissues, fluids and organs)
  • geneticists (perform genetic counseling and testing)
  • radiologists (diagnose diseases through medical imaging)
  • radiation oncologists (specialists in radiation therapy treatment)
  • interventional radiologists (perform image-guided minimally-invasive procedures)
  • behavioral health specialists (psychologists and psychiatrists)
  • registered dietitians (nutrition specialists)
  • oncology nurses (registered nurses specializing in cancer) 

Your care team is here to provide your family with ongoing support and follow-up. We always include you in the entire process, because we truly believe in the healing power of families and that you know your child best.

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Innovative Childhood Lymphoma Treatment at Nemours

Treating childhood lymphoma cancer depends on age, overall health, extent of the disease and other factors. Nemours offers advanced and innovative childhood cancer treatments and approaches (called “modalities”) not available at other children’s hospitals.

We may use one or a combination of modalities that include:
For your child’s overall health and wellness, we also prescribe:

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Additional Resources & Support for Families

 
Nemours Support Services

We know that dealing with childhood cancer is difficult for your child and family. But you don’t have to go through it alone. At the Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, we provide an array of support services that begin on the very first day we meet and continue throughout your journey — because at Nemours, your child and family become our own.

Our services include: 
  • patient and family education
  • social work
  • mental health counseling
  • Child Life services
  • survivorship programs
  • support groups
 
Trusted National Lymphoma Cancer Resources

American Childhood Cancer Organization — Childhood Lymphomas: The site provides a wealth of information and support resources for children and teens with cancer. 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer.

 
Blood & Bone Marrow Resources

Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network: BMTinfonet.org provides information and support for patients and families before, during and after transplant.

The Bone Marrow Foundation: They offer information on financial assistance and resources to bone marrow/stem cell transplant patients and their families. 

Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR): The center disseminates information on blood and marrow transplant research.

National Marrow Donor Program: The site contains info about marrow and cord blood donation and transplantation.

National Bone Marrow Transplant Link: The organization helps patients, caregivers and families cope with the social and emotional challenges of bone marrow/stem cell transplantation, from diagnosis through survivorship. They provide information and personalized support services.

Appointments & Referrals

Delaware, Pennsylvania & New Jersey

(800) 416-4441


Florida
Jacksonville Area

(904) 697-3789

Orlando Area

(407) 650-7715

Pensacola Area

(850) 505-4790

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International
Patients

+1 (302) 651-4993

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