Oncology (Cancer Care)

Nemours pediatric oncology program is dedicated to helping children with cancer

We know a cancer diagnosis can be scary and overwhelming for you and your child. That’s why Nemours’ board-certified pediatric oncologists, specialty nurses, cancer researchers, and other pediatric oncology care team members are dedicated to guiding your family throughout your cancer journey — offering support and top-rated care every step of the way.

 
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Today, the survival rate for kids with cancer is at 80% or more, depending on the type of cancer, how early it’s caught, and each child’s overall health. That means most children with cancer can — and do — get better. Whatever kind of cancer your child is facing, we’re here to give you the most compassionate, comprehensive pediatric oncology care available.

Melbourne

Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Melbourne
Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Melbourne

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

Hours: Hours vary, please call.
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What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
 
Helpful Resources
Resources for Patients & Families
Temporary Housing for Families
  • Ronald McDonald House of Orlando – A safe home away from home for families who live at least 25 miles away, and whose child needs to be hospitalized for treatment 
Financial Assistance Resources for Children With Cancer
 
Camps for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders
  • Camp Boggy Creek — Located in Eustis, FL, this year-round, free camp works in association with the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and is open to children with cancer and blood disorders between the ages of 7 and 16, and their siblings. Camp Boggy Creek also holds an annual Family Weekend camp for families of children with cancer.
  • Hole in the Wall Gang Camp – Founded by Paul Newman, and located in Ashford, CT, these year-round free, week-long sleepover camps and special weekends are open to children with cancer or blood disorders between the ages of 7 and 15 and their siblings. 

A pediatric cancer diagnosis is hard for any parent to grasp. If you’ve just found out your child may have cancer, you might be filled with a variety of emotions — from numbness and denial to fear, anger, sadness and confusion. At Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Melbourne, Fla., we understand. But you don’t have to fight alone — and there is hope for a better tomorrow.

Compassionate Care for Children With Cancer

Today, about 80 percent of childhood cancers can be cured. That means most kids with cancer can — and do — get better. If your child is facing cancer, know that we’re here to give your child the most compassionate, comprehensive cancer care available.

There’s peace of mind in knowing that you have expert pediatric specialty care close to home when your family needs it. At Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Melbourne, Fla., board-certified hematologists/oncologists from the Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders team at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando come to our clinic to provide compassionate follow-up care for children with cancer and blood disorders.

If your child needs chemotherapy, a procedure or inpatient hospital care, we’ll refer you to Nemours Children’s Hospital for treatment. All chemotherapy rooms are equipped with TVs, DVDs, toys and age-appropriate video games to help keep your child occupied during treatment.

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Working Together as a Team for Your Child

Every member of your child’s care team will have secure access to your child’s medical information, with just the click of a button. Our award-winning electronic medical record makes it easy for everyone to always stay on the same page about your child’s care — at the same time.

Many children with cancer also get the benefit of our “tumor board” — a group of pediatric specialists representing various specialties who meet every week to discuss children with complex cancer cases. And members of a special brain tumor clinic collaborate on treatment decisions for children with brain tumors. It’s like getting a second opinion without making an appointment.

We may know how to treat your child’s cancer, but no one knows your child better than you. That’s why we want you to be an active participant in the decision-making process for your child’s treatment. We’ll explain every step in easily understandable terms, present all options including alternative methods, and invite your input.

We Value Your Involvement in Your Child's Care

Whatever you’re facing, know that at Nemours we do whatever it takes to give your child the very best, most compassionate treatment possible. We treat every child as we would our own — your child, our promise.