Children's of Mississippi Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Although cancer in children is rare, it is the No. 1 cause of death from disease among children in the United States. There are many types of childhood cancer, each requiring various treatments or combinations of treatments. Through the combined efforts of pediatric cancer specialists and extensive research in the field, real advances have been made in the treatment of childhood cancer. However, much remains to be accomplished and you can be a part of this effort.
The Children's of Mississippi Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is the only center in the state providing comprehensive care for children with cancer or blood-related diseases. Completed in 1991 and made possible by the fundraising efforts of the Junior League of Jackson, the center is designed to provide outpatient care needs for children with cancer, sickle cell and other blood diseases.
The 17,750 square-foot facility, located in the Blair E. Batson Tower, includes patient care areas and laboratory research facilities. There are eight examining rooms, two treatment rooms, a chemotherapy administration room, and a large, comfortable chemotherapy observation room lined with windows affording patients a view outside. There are separate waiting room and play areas, where volunteers can play with the children and interact with families.
At Children's of Mississippi Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, we have cared for more than 1,500 children with cancer. Currently, we follow approximately 800 children with cancer, including those receiving therapy and those being monitored after completing therapy.