Expertise and experience for your child’s cancer journey.
If your child has been diagnosed with cancer, you are likely dealing with many emotions – shock, fear, devastation, anxiety and more. The good news is more than 80 percent of children diagnosed with cancer will be cured. And for children across eastern North Carolina, you don’t have to go far for world-class cancer care.
At James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital, located at ECU Medical Medical Center in Greenville, we offer comprehensive cancer care for children, adolescents and young adults who have been diagnosed with all forms of childhood cancer. Treatment options may include surgery, radiation and/or targeted chemotherapy, including some forms of immunotherapy.
As a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, the largest global organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research, our patients have access to the most up-to-date treatment protocols and phase two and phase three clinical trials.
Above all, we are committed to providing personalized, child-friendly clinical care and compassionate caring in a nurturing environment.
Phone Number: 252-744-4676
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
How to Make an Appointment: New patients require a referral
These specialty clinics provide focused care and support for children with certain health conditions, ensuring the needs of your child and family are addressed.
Brain Tumor Clinic
Your child will receive care from highly skilled and experienced pediatric brain tumor specialists, backed by our dedicated team of nurses, child life specialists and other professionals essential to your child’s care.
Vascular Malformation Clinic
Our team has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular anomalies as well as extensive knowledge of the complex problems that patients may face.
Cancer Survivorship Clinic
Our cancer survivorship clinic monitors patients into adulthood for possible long-term complications as a result of cancer treatment.
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness, focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of illness. Palliative care is based on the needs of the patient, not on the patient’s prognosis, and can be provided along with curative treatment.
Rainbow Services provide education and emotional support for families of children with cancer. Resources include life skills such as how to get insurance, as well as information on scholarships for cancer survivors.
Camp Rainbow is a week-long summer camp for children with cancer, hemophilia and other chronic blood disorders and their siblings.
Beads of Courage
Beads of Courage is a national program designed to honor the challenging journey for children experiencing cancer and related treatments. Children tell their story with a collection of beads for procedures, tests and treatment milestones that becomes a symbol of courage and serves to remind them of all they have accomplished.
Beads are the earliest art form known to humans. Every time a bead is given, courage is honored, suffering is alleviated, resilience is strengthened, and the experience of human caring is affirmed. While rewarding accomplishments and milestones, enabling children to celebrate and track their progress, the program also gives children a way to get through future procedures. They know that, at the end, they will get another bead.
Visit Beads of Courage for more information.
Supporting your Child
At Maynard Children’s Hospital, children and families have access to the good work of organizations like the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Dream Factory and Riley’s Army. Ronald McDonald House is also available to support families with meals and lodging during their child’s outpatient and inpatient treatments.