City of Smile Foundation supports children and young adults, through the age of 25, with various cancer and blood disorders. Beginning at their diagnosis, City of Smile provides assistance to both patients and their families.
Foundation takes care of the costs of all diagnostic laboratory tests prescribed by a physician aimed to confirm or negate cancer or blood diseases as well as for their follow-up treatment. These tests include but are not limited to:
- Histological Test,
- Immunohistochemical Tests,
- Computed Tomography (CT),
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),
- Positron Emission Tomography–Computed Tomography (PET-CT),
- Other lab tests prescribed by a physician.
Once the diagnosis is confirmed, we continue to stand beside our patients, and make sure that any treatment methods selected by the doctors are available for them. Treatment methods include but are not limited to:
- Chemotherapy (chemotherapy and symptomatic relief medications),
- Radiation Therapy,
- Surgical Intervention (service and supplies).
In addition, City of Smile Foundation also provides 4-times/day meal to all children being treated at Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center throughout their whole stay, to make sure that all the patients receive well-balanced and nutritious food as well.
Cancer and blood disorders require long-term treatment during which children and their family members may need psychological support and assistance. In 2016, City of Smile Foundation, with the support of Global Health Initiative and Dana Farber / Boston Children’s Cancer Institute, established Psycho-Social Service for children and their families in the Chemotherapy Clinic of YSMU Muratsan Hospital.
On February 7, 2019, by uniting two clinics together at Hematology Center named after prof. R. Yeolyan, Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center was established. After this the Clinical Psychologist of City of Smile Foundation continues providing appropriate support to children with oncological diseases and their families within the Psychosocial Service of Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, simultaneously managing the Service activities. Within the framework of providing psychosocial support to children and families we also translate, print and provide them with educational materials.