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.

Lancaster

Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Lancaster

2128 Embassy Drive, Suite A
Lancaster, PA 17603
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For Appointments: (302) 651-4200
For Information: (717) 481-8771

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
New Patients

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Returning Patients
 
Forms & Resources
New Patient Forms
Returning Patient Forms
Resources for Patients & Families
 
Cancer Information & Support for Families
Printable Handouts by Nemours' Cancer Care Team
  • Caring for Your Child With Cancer – This booklet walks you through what to expect throughout your child’s cancer diagnosis and treatment.
  • Chemotherapy Guidelines – Get important information about blood counts and signs of infection (and when to call us).
  • Oh No! Will I Glow? — This booklet is given to each child scheduled for radiation therapy to explain the entire process and calm children’s fears (developed by Nemours’ child life specialists and nurses, as well as nurses from the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center).
  • Talking to Kids About Cancer  — This easy-to-read article by one of our licensed clinical social workers helps families understand cancer and treatment.
Other Supportive Cancer Care Services & Information
  • Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Delaware – This nonprofit organization sponsors activities and support for children with cancer and blood disorders and their families.
  • Delaware Dreams – This organization hosts special social events and provides resources to families of children fighting cancer. 
  • Eagles Fly for Leukemia – Supporting pediatric cancer and leukemia research in the Delaware Valley, this organization’s Family Support Fund has provided direct financial assistance to families caring for children with cancer to help alleviate the burden of non-medical expenses.  
  • Helen F. Graham Cancer Center – In partnership with Christiana Care Health System, cancer patients and survivors over age 21 who are no longer able to come to duPont Hospital for Children for care are transitioned to this Center.
  • Parents Handbook – A guide to childhood cancer sponsored by the CHILD Cancer Fund
  • CareTalk: Blog for Cancer & Blood Disorders – Get insights and inspiration from Nemours’ experts in Hematology/Oncology
 
Camps for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders
  • Camp Can Do – Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, this week-long sleepover summer camp in Hershey, PA, is free for children ages 8 to 17 currently undergoing cancer treatment or are within five years of their last treatment. 
  • Camp Can Do II – This free weekend sleepover camp in Hershey, PA, is designed for siblings of cancer patients. 
  • Camp No Worries – Held at the YMCA of Burlington and Camden counties, this week-long sleepover camp is geared toward children with cancer between the ages of 6 and 16 who live in New Jersey. 
  • Camp Sunshine – Located in South Casco, ME, this free week-long sleepover camp for families is designed to provide respite, professional counseling, and recreational opportunities to families facing the physical, emotional, and financial strain of a child with a critical illness. 
  • 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. 
  • Kay’s Camp – Located in Middletown, DE, this free week-long sleepover camp is open to children with cancer and those in remission, between the ages 5 – 17.

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 duPont Pediatrics, Lancaster, we understand. But you don’t have to fight alone – and there is hope for a better tomorrow.

Expert Pediatric Specialty Care Close to Home

At Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Lancaster, one of our board-certified hematologists/oncologists from the renowned Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children comes to our outpatient locations to provide compassionate care for children with cancer and blood disorders.

If you child needs chemotherapy, another minor procedure, or to be hospitalized, your child’s pediatric oncologist can see you at duPont Hospital for Children, where you’ll get top-quality, comprehensive cancer care from a whole team of pediatric specialists trained to treat kids.

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Learn More About Our Pediatric Cancer Care

Today, about 80% 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.

 
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.

 
Using the Latest Pediatric Cancer Research & Treatments

At Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Lancaster, we’re part of the Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. This program connects all of the oncology and hematology resources throughout Nemours in Florida and the Delaware Valley – and allows our specialists to pool their resources and expertise to provide better care to children with all types of cancers and blood disorders (including bone marrow failure and sickle cell disease).

As part of the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research (NCCCR, our research arm), doctors and other scientists throughout Nemours – and beyond – collaborate to study cancer and investigate potential new ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat children with cancer. As a children’s health system, we take great pride in research at Nemours so that we can better serve children with cancer and blood and bone disorders today and in the future.

The mission of our pediatric cancer specialists and scientists is to build one of the nation’s top childhood cancer research centers – developing strategies to improve prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of childhood cancers.

Our overarching goal is to achieve a 100% cure rate of childhood cancers – and with minimal side effects. We aim to do “whatever it takes” to support research into finding new and better treatment options. Our center is a place where scientists, doctors, patients, families, and the community can come together to improve children’s health.

  • Learn more about our comprehensive research efforts that work hand-in-hand with our cancer care

We Value Your Involvement in Your Child's Care

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.

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.