About Pediatric and Young Adult Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering

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If your child has been diagnosed with cancer, Memorial Sloan Kettering is here to help.

As the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center, Memorial Sloan Kettering is uniquely equipped to care for children, adolescents, and young adults with all types of cancer, from the most common to the most rare. Our pediatric cancer program is the largest of its kind in the United States, with more than 800 new patients each year, giving us unparalleled expertise in the field.

We understand the profound level of trust you are placing in our hands by choosing MSK, and we want to help your child return to health and well-being as soon as possible. We’ll develop a personalized care plan just for your child, which, in many cases, includes treatments not yet available anywhere else.

We have the experience, knowledge, and services you need on the road ahead. And we will guide and support you every step of the way so that you feel empowered and confident that you are making the best decisions for you and your family.

Why Choose MSK?

At Memorial Sloan Kettering, we’ll match you to the right team that will work with you from the moment you get here.

Your child will be cared for by compassionate, world-renowned physicians, many of whom are pioneers in the field. In fact, many treatments for pediatric cancer have their origins right here at MSK.

We know that this is not an easy time for your family, so we’ll do everything in our power to keep your child’s routines as normal as possible. We deliver the majority of our treatments on an outpatient basis so that your family remains away from the hospital setting. And when your child does have to come in for care, you’ll become part of a vibrant and interactive community where children are our focus. We offer a number of age-appropriate educational resources, recreational activities, and special events to make sure all of your child’s developmental needs — academic, social, emotional, and beyond — are met.

Your entire family’s emotional well-being is a priority for us, too. We have services especially for parents, siblings, relatives, and friends to ensure that you’ll all be strengthened and supported by our team throughout your experience.

Learning as much as you can about your child’s disease can help you feel better prepared to speak with doctors about your next steps, so we’ve set up our website to give you the information you need all in one place. If you have any questions, please reach out to us and we’ll provide whatever you need. And if you’re ready to make an appointment, we’ll meet with you as quickly as possible. We are here for you and want to help you in any way we can.