Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute
What to Expect

What to Expect

The Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute provides the most innovative and compassionate medical care available to every patient.

Our approach is family-centered. That means your entire family will be a part of the treatment. We’ll make sure you understand the diagnosis and therapy options. We’ll connect you to other resources and provide you as much comfort and hope as we can as we walk through the process together.

What to Expect at Your First Visit to the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute

Your first visit is a great chance for our specialists to get to know your family. At this visit, we’ll review the medical history and begin to develop a treatment plan. While here, we want you to ask questions and share information to help us best meet your needs.

Making an Appointment at the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute

We encourage patients, families and healthcare professionals to contact us if you need to make an appointment or referral or just have a question.

For international patients, please fill out and send this online form. A staff member will contact you within 48 hours.

How to Prepare for Your First Visit to the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute

Our care team would like to review your medical history before your first visit. When you make an appointment, you’ll receive a set of forms asking questions about medical history. Please complete these forms and bring them to your first visit.

These forms and the records your referring physician sends to our team will help us make the most of our time together. In addition, please include details about any medications, vitamins, and herbal and nutritional supplements the patient may take.

On the Day of Your First Visit to the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute

Please let us know if you have any concerns or special needs that will make your visit more comfortable.

Arriving at Your Appointment

Cincinnati Children’s Burnet Campus is located near downtown Cincinnati. Some Cancer and Blood Disease patients can also be seen at other locations. Your care team will help arrange where your appointment should occur, and, our visiting section can help guide you during your visit.

We recommend you arrive about 30 minutes early. This allows you time to park, find our office, and register for your first visit. If you’ll be more than 30 minutes late, please contact us to let us know.

At Your Appointment

You’ll meet with a variety of medical professionals who will be a part of the care team. The team will review the patient’s medical history, ask questions, and order testing if needed. They will keep you informed along the way and encourage you to ask questions. The goal is to develop a personalized care plan to address the patient’s medical condition and well-being.

At the end of the visit, your care team will provide you with external resources about and support for your condition.

After Your First Visit to the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute

The care team will provide a clear treatment plan for each patient depending on their condition. We will explain the plan to each patient during your initial visits. We’ll coordinate all follow-up appointments with the medical urgency and your family’s needs in mind.