Pediatric Oncology & Hematology


Childhood cancer rates have been slowly rising for the past few decades--pediatric blood and cancer disorders affect more families each year. Good news is, the UMC Southwest Cancer Center is here for you!

We have a comprehensive team of specialists who address every need a child may have during this process. Our great care begins with reception, then on to nursing, child life specialists, social workers, pharmacists, and ends with our specialists. No matter who you see along the way you are in great, capable hands.

We care greatly

We have two experts in Pediatric Oncology and Hematology on staff: Dr. Mohamad Al-Rahawan and Dr. Kishor Bhende.

Dr. Al-Rahawan has more than 10 years of experience in treating cancer and blood disorders in children. He is an affiliate of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), where he is associate professor and Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

Dr. Bhende is on a parallel track, also having many years of experience in treating cancer and blood disorders in children. He is also affiliated with TTUHSC.

Their goal is to take care of not only your child but your entire family, as well--you will not deal with this alone. Choosing care with us means we will manage the disease without burdening you with the details.

To view some of the diseases we treat, click on the drop-down menus below.

  • Pediatric Oncology Diseases Treated:
    • Leukemia
    • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
    • Hodgkin’s Disease
    • Wilm’s Tumor
    • Neuroblastoma
    • Rhabdomyosarcoma
    • Ewing’s Sarcoma
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Brain Tumors
    • Liver Tumors
    • Germ Cell Tumors
    • Retinoblastoma
    • All bone and soft tissue cancers
    • All skin cancers
    • All congenital cancer newborn cancers
  • Pediatric Hematology Diseases Treated:
    • Acquired and hereditary anemias
    • Neutromenias
    • Disorders of leukocyte function
    • Aplastic anemia
    • Congenital hematological disorders
    • Thrombocytopenia disorders
    • Abnormalities of platelet function
    • Hereditary and acquired coagulation abnormalities
    • Histiocytic disorders
    • Immunological disorders
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