The Northern Alberta Children’s Cancer Program, based out of the Stollery Children’s Hospital, sees all children diagnosed with cancer or a cancer-like condition from Northern Alberta, as well as parts of Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
The Stollery offers a complete range of pediatric oncology services:
Treatment (surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy)
Therapy and follow-up care
Pediatric specialists in medicine, nursing, social work, neuropsychology, childlife, physiotherapy and occupational therapy, pharmacy, nutrition, palliative care and clinical research work together to provide comprehensive family-centred care. Along with an active inpatient unit and outpatient department, multidisciplinary clinics serving neuro-oncology patients, post-BMT patients and long-term survivors of childhood cancer are also available.
The Kids with Cancer Society Survivor Program is a comprehensive multidisciplinary program dedicated to promoting the health and emotional well being of survivors of childhood cancer. The program serves over 800 survivors. Patients are referred when they are two years off therapy and are followed into and through adulthood. The program is designed to provide lifelong screening of patients for medical and emotional late complications of their cancer therapy. In addition, patients receive education about their illness and its treatment, their risk for late effects as well as preventative health care strategies.