Presents, cake and games! What fun for the oncology patients, many of whom came back to visit and celebrate.
Did you know that St. Damien is the only pediatric hospital in Haiti that has an oncology program? There is no pediatric oncology anywhere else in the country.
Since 2004, the oncology department at St. Damien has grown from one bed to 13 beds. The program has advanced from treating 3 types of solid tumors; nefroblastoma (kidney), retinoblastoma (eye) and hepatoblastoma (liver) to nearly all types of cancer pathologies except cerebral. The department also treats certain benign hematology pathologies.