In the Hematology-oncology department, there is an integrated Stem Cell Transplantation Center (SCT center) which is a joint collaboration with the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital.
What diseases do we treat?
In the Hematology-oncology Department of the Princess Máxima Center we treat children and teenagers with:
- Acute Lymphatic Leukaemia (ALL)
- Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML)
- Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML)
- Fanconi Anaemia
- Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Myelodysplastic syndrome/bone marrow failure
- Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
- Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis
- Aplastic Anaemia (SAA)
The Hematology-oncology department is on the third floor of the Princess Máxima Center and consists of outpatient clinics, a daycare unit and inpatient wards. A total of 30 rooms are available for children.
Consultations and physical check-ups take place at the outpatient clinic. When you arrive at the outpatient clinic, your child will be measured and weighed. We'll also measure blood pressure, heart rate and temperature. We take blood at the finger prick lab. Then you will have your consultation with the medical specialist or the nurse specialist. After the consultation, on the basis of the results and symptoms, you will move on to the day unit for chemotherapy, the OR for procedure or you can return home if no treatment is needed. There is also a treatment room at the outpatient clinic. There, the following procedures are performed:
- accessing portal or central line
- taking blood from the port or central line
- care of the port/central line
- insertion of nasogastric tubes
The day unit is equipped with treatment chairs and beds. There are also single rooms for children who need to be isolated.
Chemotherapy, blood transfusions and other medications are administered on the day unit. Your child also comes here for examinations under sedation such as MRI, CT and PET scans. Minor procedures, such as placing a port/central line (for medication administration and blood collection) and bone marrow punctures, lumbar punctures and bone biopsies are performed in specially equiped rooms on the day unit.