Cancer & Blood Disorders Center Videos

May Patient of the Month: Isabella

At only 7 years old, Isabella began to complain about having back pains. Unable to run and play with her friends, or even walk at times, her mother decided it was time to visit an orthopedist. After several blood tests and an MRI, it was determined that Isabella had leukemia.

March Patient of the Month: Helia

When Helia was 12 years old, her mother began to notice she was always very thirsty and drinking more water than usual. It got to the point that Helia was losing sleep due to all the weight she gained, so her mother decided to consult with a specialist.

Are Cancers in Children Genetic? - Dr. Ziad Khatib Explains

Find out whether cancers in children are genetic with pediatric neuro-oncologist Dr. Ziad Khatib.

How Common Are Brain Tumors in Children? - Dr. Ziad Khatib Explains

Find out how common brain tumors are in children with pediatric neuro-oncologist Dr. Ziad Khatib.

What is the Head Start 4 Protocol? - Dr. Ziad Khatib Explains

Learn about the Head Start 4 Protocol with pediatric neuro-oncologist Dr. Ziad Khatib.

What is a bone marrow transplant? Dr. Jorge Galvez Silva explains.

Do you know what a bone marrow transplant is? Dr. Jorge Galvez Silva explains.

What is Leukemia? Dr. Guillermo de Angulo explains.

Learn about Leukemia with Associate Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Dr. Guillermo De Angulo.

Did you know The Blood and Marrow Transplant Program is comprised of a multidisciplinary team?

Dr. Jorge Galvez Silva is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist with the Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Did you know that a bone marrow transplant can treat a variety of conditions?

Dr. Jorge Galvez Silva is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist with the Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Dr. Jorge Galvez Silva Explains Bone Marrow Transplantation

Dr. Jorge Galvez Silva is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist with the Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

September Patient of the Month: Mateo

When Mateo was just two years old, his parents were shocked to discover that their toddler developed leukemia. They met with the hematology and oncology specialists at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and began a treatment protocol that brought Mateo back to health—along with some entertainment from his spirited little sister! Mateo, now 10, is a healthy, typical kid who loves running around with his friends.

What to Expect at the Cancer Survivorship Program?

As part of the Cancer Survivorship Program you will meet with a multidisciplinary team to guide you on your journey.

Talkin' Kids Health: Discussing Brain Tumors

Dr. Toba N. Niazi, Neurosurgeon, and Dr. Ziad A. Khatib, Hematologist and Oncologist, discuss the second leading cause of cancer in children, brain tumors.

 

July Patient of the Month: Lacy

Meet our July Patient of the Month, Lacy. Lacy was only 2 years old when her parents noticed that something was wrong. They took her to various doctors to try to find what could be the cause, Lacy had an 8 cm. tumor in her brain, occupying most of the lower part of her head.

June Patient of the Month: Bi'Yanie

At a young age, Bi’Yanie was diagnosed with sickle cell, a blood disorder that causes the cells to take on a crescent or sickle shape and can lead to very painful episodes called crises. Today, Bi’Yanie is getting stronger by the day, thanks to the bone marrow transplant she received at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

September patient of the month: Juan Pablo

When he and his family were still living in Venezuela, Juan Pablo was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, an aggressive type of cancer. Watch Juan Pablo’s story and help us raise awareness throughout the month of September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.

MCHF5K Hero: Raquel

At just 16 years old, Raquel was diagnosed with Pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She first noticed something was wrong in the summer of 2015 when she realized she had swollen glands behind her ear.

Felix's Sickle Cell Success Story

When he was just a young boy in Nicaragua, Felix’s mom noticed that he often complained about pains and not the usual pains for an active boy his age. After he was taken for blood tests, doctors discovered that Felix had sickle cell disease.