New Cancer Cases by Disease

As one of the largest pediatric cancer centers, our team has experience treating patients with many types of cancer—from the common to the very rare.*

What does this data mean?

This graph shows the total number of new cancer patients treated at the Aflac Cancer Center in 2013 by cancer type. Of the 426 new cancer patients we treated in 2013, 23 percent had leukemia—the most common type of childhood cancer.

Why is this important?

Because we care so many different conditions, we have doctors with years of experience treating different types of cancer.

How does the Aflac Cancer Center help ensure we are providing high-quality care?

  • A large, 60+ person faculty includes pediatric-trained oncologists (cancer doctors), hematologists (blood disorder doctors), BMT doctors and researchers.
  • Our family support team includes child life specialists who educate families about what to expect before, during and after cancer treatment.
  • Our team gives educational resources to every family to help them care for their child.
  • Our patients have access to more than 300 clinical studies, affording the access to some of the most novel treatment options in the country.
  • Cancer Survivorship Program helps patients two years off therapy.

 

*Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS), 2013; the PHIS hospitals are 42 of the largest and most advanced children’s hospitals in America and constitute the most demanding standards of pediatric service in America.