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If your child has cancer and needs heart and vascular care, we can help.
The Pediatric Cardio-Oncology Program at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh takes a team approach to care.
Our staff includes children's:
We watch and treat heart problems in children and teens who are being treated for and who have survived cancer. We also help young adults move to cardio-oncology care.
Cancer care for children and teens has improved over the past few decades. The National Cancer Institute says children treated for cancer have a nearly 85% survival rate five years after diagnosis.
But life-saving chemotherapy, drugs, and radiation may raise the risk of heart and blood vessel problems.
Survivors of childhood cancer may also be more likely to have heart problems because cancer and heart disease share risk factors.
These shared risks include:
We offer a range of heart services to kids who have cancer and those who have survived cancer.
We treat each child based on their specific heart and vascular risk.
Our program treats children and teens who have or had cancer and:
Please reach out to your team or your child's oncologist if you have questions.
Routine heart screenings are vital for children with cancer.
UPMC Children's Hospital's Cancer and Bone Marrow Transplant teams do the first screening for heart problems.
The doctors at our program continue the process.
We screen, diagnose, and treat children who develop heart problems from cancer treatment.
We offer consults to kids and teens:
We provide advanced, child-centered care to improve the heart health of children with cancer — from diagnosis and treatment to adult care.
We work with the Cancer Survivorship Clinic at UPMC Children's.
UPMC Children's consistently ranks on U.S. News and World Report's Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll. In 2021-22, our heart care and heart surgery programs ranked number two in the nation.
We accept most insurance plans.
Kirsten Rose-Felker, MD
Director, Pediatric Cardio-Oncology Program
Doreen Konop, RN
Clinical Nurse Coordinator
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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