Pediatric oncology is a medical specialty that is focused on the care of children with cancer. The types of cancers that develop in children are often different from cancers that develop in adults and hence need multidisciplinary, holistic care to ensure appropriate and individualized treatment.
Pediatric cancers can develop as the result of DNA changes in cells that occur early in life, even before birth. Childhood cancers include:
- Brain and spinal cord tumor
Our mission is to treat and cure children with cancers by understanding their special needs and by providing them with the needed comprehensive and compassionate care. We work with a team of multidisciplinary experts to help our pediatric patients heal and get better using the latest in state-of-the-art technology and medical advancements. Our team includes pediatric hematologists/oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, nurses, nutritionists, social workers, and genetic counselors.
Check out our list of comprehensive cancer care:
- Specialized pediatric day care and nursing services: In these services, pediatric nurses provide health and medical care to infants, children, and adolescents. Additionally, they educate the parents or the child’s caregivers about the medicines, procedures, and general care for protecting a child.
- For children being treated for cancer, pediatric nurses perform a number of important functions. This includes:
- Checking vital signs
- Feeding the patient
- Preparing patients for treatment
- Administering medicines
- Performing regular assessments and physical exams
- Assist in transfusion and other procedures such as chemotherapy
- Providing hygiene care
- Bone Marrow Transplantation: It is a treatment option for children with certain types of cancer or other diseases. The goal of bone marrow transplant is to replace a child's diseased bone marrow with healthy one.
Depending on who donates the stem cells, bone marrow transplants are of three main types:
- Autologous transplantation (stem cells are collected from the same patient)
- Allogeneic transplantation (stem cells are collected from another person referred as donor).
- Umbilical cord transplant( stem cells are taken from an umbilical cord of an infant immediately after delivery)