What is the Endocrine Hematology / Oncology (HEM / ONC) Program?
The Endocrine HEM / ONC program at Cincinnati Children’s is a specialty service for patients who have been treated for cancer. Your child’s treatments (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, bone marrow transplant and steroid therapy) can affect how the endocrine glands work, and our team of specialists watch for symptoms that could indicate an endocrine problem.
The endocrinologist will watch for symptoms of endocrine problems such as diabetes, slow growth, low thyroid function, early or late puberty, weight gain or low bone mineral. Identifying and treating these problems early will limit their long-term effect on your child's health.
If our endocrinologists identify a problem with your child’s endocrine system, we work to treat it early and reduce its effect on your child’s overall health. The HEM / ONC Clinic schedules appointments at A1 on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday mornings as a part of your child’s hematology / oncology visit.
What doctors specialize in this area?
What other healthcare providers might I see in clinic?
- Oncologist / radiation oncologist
- Physical rehabilitation specialist
- Endocrine fellow
- Pediatric resident
- Nurse coordinator
- Nurse practitioner
- Social worker
- School intervention specialist
- Child Life specialist