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Trust the cancer experts at Essentia to provide exceptional care in a healing environment. The Erick Peter Person Children’s Cancer Center in Duluth, Minnesota, is the only pediatric cancer center in the Northland. It offers skilled staff and advanced technology and provides comprehensive cancer care for children.
Staying close to your home and support network can reduce stress and provide comfort to you and your child. Depend on Essentia’s compassionate team to answer your questions, provide guidance for at-home care, and help you talk to your child about their diagnosis and treatment.
A pediatric oncologist is a pediatrician who has completed additional training in oncology. These specialists treat cancer in children and teens. At Essentia, our pediatric oncologists are also pediatric hematologists who treat blood disorders.
See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.
Rely on your pediatric oncology team to create a care plan tailored to your child. It may include:
Talk to your child’s care team about services your child can receive on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Inpatient means your child stays at the hospital. In Duluth, Minnesota, that hospital would be the St. Mary's Children's Hospital. Outpatient means your child stays at home and visits the cancer center or hospital for treatment. In some clinic locations, pediatric cancer patients can receive care from a cancer provider in Duluth via a TeleVideo Exam.
Expect coordinated care from a team that works together to treat cancer, ease pain, and help your child rebuild strength and energy. Your child’s multidisciplinary team may include:
Choose Essentia to address your child’s medical, emotional, and developmental needs. Your child’s care team may recommend events or services that can benefit your child and family, such as:
Talk to your doctor to see if you may be eligible to participate in a research study through the Essentia Institute of Rural Health. By participating in a clinical study, you may have access to treatments, medications and medical devices that are not widely available.
You’ll need a referral from your child's primary care provider for this service.