Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders

Cancer

The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders is much more than a place. It is an extraordinary partnership of local, national and international centers of excellence that provides care of treatment for 90 percent of the pediatric hematology-oncology patients in the state.

About the Center

Friday Night Football Clinic

Concussion

The Friday Night Football Clinic, a service of UAB Sports medicine at Children’s of Alabama, offers all the services of a normal doctor’s examination without waiting hours in an ER or even until Monday morning! It includes access to UAB Medicine and Children’s of Alabama network of clinics and hospitals

About the Clinic

Matthew Downer

Brain Tumor

Matthew Downer of Fort Payne has battled brain cancer since 2009. He has undergone surgery, radiation and chemotherapy at Children’s and continues newly developed treatment today. But none of this has kept him from graduating from high school with honors and taking the first steps toward a career doing what he loves best – working on cars.

Matthew's Full Story.

Lilianna Thompson

Cancer

When acute myeloid leukemia hit Lilianna Thompson in 2011, it hit hard. Initial treatment failed. But following several courses of chemotherapy, two blood cord transplants, radiation and a bone marrow transplant, Lilianna is a walking, talking, giggling miracle.

Lilianna's Full Story.

Sports Overuse Injuries

Participation in sports can teach kids many important life lessons like teamwork, dedication and discipline. However, there is also risk for injury, but physicians are seeing a lot of injuries that are believed to be preventable. This can often be because parents are pushing their children to "take it to the next level" in sports.
 
Dr. Reed Estes is the Chief of Sports Medicine at Children's of Alabama. He says, "That's by far one of the most prevalent issues we're seeing with injury, and one we would like to educate about. Children are experiencing overuse injuries, particularly when they are being pushed for collegiate scholarships and professional careers, and the majority of those are preventable."

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For Healthcare Professionals

For Healthcare ProfessionalsChildren's of Alabama is committed to improving access to and communication with our pediatric providers and community physicians and their staff. This website will be continually updated with the latest forms, directions and contact information to help facilitate the referral process. If you have any concerns or issues, visit the Physician Link and you'll find the phone number to our dedicated team who will be happy to help.

In addition, we will continually update and improve this website with more information about Continuing Medical Education opportunities, research findings, and better access to our providers and staff.


Healthcare Professionals Information

Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders

Cancer

The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders is much more than a place. It is an extraordinary partnership of local, national and international centers of excellence that provides care of treatment for 90 percent of the pediatric hematology-oncology patients in the state.

About the Center

Friday Night Football Clinic

Concussion

The Friday Night Football Clinic, a service of UAB Sports medicine at Children’s of Alabama, offers all the services of a normal doctor’s examination without waiting hours in an ER or even until Monday morning! It includes access to UAB Medicine and Children’s of Alabama network of clinics and hospitals

About the Clinic

Matthew Downer

Brain Tumor

Matthew Downer of Fort Payne has battled brain cancer since 2009. He has undergone surgery, radiation and chemotherapy at Children’s and continues newly developed treatment today. But none of this has kept him from graduating from high school with honors and taking the first steps toward a career doing what he loves best – working on cars.

Matthew's Full Story.

Lilianna Thompson

Cancer

When acute myeloid leukemia hit Lilianna Thompson in 2011, it hit hard. Initial treatment failed. But following several courses of chemotherapy, two blood cord transplants, radiation and a bone marrow transplant, Lilianna is a walking, talking, giggling miracle.

Lilianna's Full Story.

Sports Overuse Injuries

Participation in sports can teach kids many important life lessons like teamwork, dedication and discipline. However, there is also risk for injury, but physicians are seeing a lot of injuries that are believed to be preventable. This can often be because parents are pushing their children to "take it to the next level" in sports.
 
Dr. Reed Estes is the Chief of Sports Medicine at Children's of Alabama. He says, "That's by far one of the most prevalent issues we're seeing with injury, and one we would like to educate about. Children are experiencing overuse injuries, particularly when they are being pushed for collegiate scholarships and professional careers, and the majority of those are preventable."

Watch video.

 

View Past Health Tips



For Healthcare Professionals

For Healthcare ProfessionalsChildren's of Alabama is committed to improving access to and communication with our pediatric providers and community physicians and their staff. This website will be continually updated with the latest forms, directions and contact information to help facilitate the referral process. If you have any concerns or issues, visit the Physician Link and you'll find the phone number to our dedicated team who will be happy to help.

In addition, we will continually update and improve this website with more information about Continuing Medical Education opportunities, research findings, and better access to our providers and staff.


Healthcare Professionals Information