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Pediatric Cancer Treatments

Apheresis is a special kind of blood donation that allows a donor to give specific blood components, such as platelets.

Blood transfusion and platelet transfusion
Blood and platelet transfusion is the process of transferring blood or blood-based products from one person into the circulatory system of another. Learn more about Inova Blood Donor Services.

Brachytherapy is internal radiation therapy using an implant of radioactive material placed directly into or near a tumor.

Chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses anti-cancer drugs delivered orally, topically, through an injection, or through an intravenous injection.

Complementary therapies
Complementary therapies can enhance quality of life for a child living with cancer. They are not intended as cancer treatments, nor do they interfere with prescribed medical treatments. Complementary therapies can relax and soothe, help control symptoms and relieve stress. Your child, in turn, may better cope with the day-to-day challenges of cancer treatments. Complementary therapies include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Biofeedback
  • Guided imagery
  • Massage therapy
  • Meditation
  • Pet therapy
  • Yoga
  • Art and music therapy

Life with Cancer® offers a variety of complementary therapy programs. Visit the Life with Cancer website or call 703-206-5433 for more information.

Enterostomal therapy
Enterostomal therapy focuses on the acute and rehabilitative care of patients with:

  • Abdominal stomas
  • Bladder cancer
  • Draining wounds
  • Fistulae
  • Dermal tissue trauma
  • Urinary incontinence

Inova Children's Hospital offers a dedicated inpatient infusion department where children can receive chemotherapy and other intravenous services in a comfortable, kid-friendly environment. Outpatient care is provided at the Pediatric Specialists of Virginia Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Nutrition services
The Nutrition Support Program helps young cancer patients maintain optimum nutritional intake during their cancer treatment by providing nutrition information, counseling and special diets, as well as guidance for their caregivers.

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