Hematology/Oncology

Putting the "h" and the "o" in hope. If we had one wish, it would be to make it so that no child would ever have to suffer from any kind of illness. Here at the Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center, we are working every day on medical treatments and research to help make the blood disorders and cancers that hurt children and teens, disappear. Learn more about our Hematology and Oncology team at Cook Children's.

Hematology/Oncology

September
27,
2019
| 05:37 PM America/Chicago
Bellanne (Bel) Coonrod never met a stranger. To Bel, everyone could use a little extra love, especially on the Hematology and Oncology floor of Cook Children’s. Bel knew the hallways of Cook Children’s well. Born with a medley of complex medical
September
13,
2019
| 05:13 PM America/Chicago
As the parents of six, Dave and Jeanie Caselman have mastered the art of handling whatever life throws at them. Whether it’s school events, sports, graduating from high school or starting college, they thought they had experienced it all with
September
06,
2019
| 05:44 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley Parrott Christian Englert was born with genetic hand tremors, like many of his family members. The tremors were never an issue, especially when he was drumming or doing school work … until he turned 15 when they helped diagnose a rare
July
18,
2019
| 11:47 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley Parrott Life as a parent with a child who has Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is already frightening enough, but could you imagine this diagnosis with two of your kids? Mykhia and Malik, now 11 and 12 years old, were diagnosed with SCD
June
19,
2019
| 05:39 PM America/Chicago
Are you between 18-44? You could save a life through the Be The Match program. Joining the Be The Match Registry means volunteering to be listed as a potential blood stem cell donor, ready to save the life of any patient in need of a
May
01,
2019
| 05:07 PM America/Chicago
This is my sweet patient Olivia. Olivia is 7 years old and has fought a battle that most 7 year olds (and 70 year olds) have never and will never face. Olivia has spent the last two years in and out of Cook Children’s battling neuroblastoma.
March
06,
2019
| 10:28 PM America/Chicago
The diagnoses of a child with cancer causes devastation for the entire family. The life-changing news can mean the loss of a “normal” life. Even the most straightforward cancer with a 95-percent cure rate can impact jobs, marriage and the
December
27,
2018
| 04:43 PM America/Chicago
Most of us know someone who has had cancer. That’s because we are all at risk for developing the disease. Usually it’s by chance. But in some cases, cancer develops because of our genetics and that means some of us are predisposed to developing
November
20,
2018
| 08:44 PM America/Chicago
Like many teenagers growing up in small towns, Danakah Abels loved playing sports. She played volleyball in the fall, basketball in the winter and threw the shot put for the track and field team in the spring. So when she started complaining about
October
12,
2018
| 04:58 PM America/Chicago
As a nose tackle on his youth football team, Landyn Gray is a tough kid. So when he complained that he “felt funny,” his parents took notice. It was late in the summer, a few weeks before school, and Landyn was at football practice in
September
21,
2018
| 06:16 PM America/Chicago
Hutson Liles is just a kid with an invisible diagnosis, advocating parents and a love for hats.  "Hutson turned 3 and started having several unsettling symptoms all together that I didn't feel were right," Hutson's mother