Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
What to expect
After you’ve scheduled your child’s first appointment at Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center, you will want to know what to expect. Our team will guide you through the process to make this experience as easy as possible.
Team of experts
No matter what type of procedure or treatment your child will receive at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute or Boston Children's Hospital, our team of professionals will care for both your child and your family through the entire process.
Comforting, supportive environment
The length or type of appointment will depend on the procedure or care your child needs. Whether your child is coming to Children's for an overnight stay, visiting the Jimmy Fund Clinic for an outpatient procedure, or receiving a stem cell transplant, we want you to feel prepared and informed about how, when and where your child will receive care.
Expert medical care
Our pediatric oncology/stem cell transplant programs and services are among the best in the world. Find out more about the program or service for your child.
Beyond our expert medical care, Dana-Farber and Children's offer you and your family many services to support your needs—whether it’s a place to sleep, support groups, or financial help. Learn more about the family support services offered through Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center.
Help preparing your child
A difficult part of this process is preparing your child for what's to come. Once you learn more about what to expect at Children's or during a visit to the Jimmy Fund Clinic, it's important that your child, too, feels calm and assured. We can tell you more about how to talk to your child before coming to the hospital.
Answers to your questions
You’ll probably have many more questions as you and your family go through this, and we’re happy to answer all of your questions.