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Cancer & Blood Disorders

This CMS Program serves children and youth with blood disorders, such as sickle cell disease or cancer. Services are provided through a network of 10 CMS approved centers located throughout the state.

The Centers provide a variety of important services including:

  • medical evaluation and diagnosis
  • long-term medical management and treatment
  • other related health care services, such as nutrition counseling; patient and parent health education; and additional testing for referred newborns with abnormal test results to determine if they have sickle cell disease or trait.

CMS nurses and social workers provide care coordination services for families and assist you in getting services that are needed for your child's care.

Eligibility

Children under the age of 21 years with blood disorders or cancer enrolled in the CMS Network are eligible to participate in this CMS program. Newborns with abnormal screening test results requiring additional testing to determine if the infant has sickle cell disease are also eligible.

Contact Information

For further information, please contact your local CMS Area Office:

Resources/Related Links

www.sicklecelldisease.org
This group provides education and advocacy to promote awareness of and support for sickle cell disease programs.

www.scinfo.org
The mission of this site is to provide patient and professional education, news, research updates, and sickle cell resources.

www.candlelighters.org
This site provides information and support for children and teens with cancer.

www.curesearch.org
This site provides information for patients, families and professionals about childhood cancers.

www.cancer.org
This is the web site for the American Cancer Society, the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.