Pediatric Oncology

Pediatric oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of cancer in children.
Pediatric Oncology

Pediatric oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of cancer in children. Specialists working in this field are responsible for recognizing and treating the types of cancer seen in children and monitoring the health of patients. Cancer in children differs from the types of cancer usually seen in adults and requires a special approach.

 

What is Pediatric Oncology?

 

Pediatric oncology is a medical specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of cancers seen in children aged 0-18 years. Childhood cancers account for about 10% of all cancers. However, some types of cancers seen in children are more common than cancers seen in adults. For example, leukemia, brain tumors, and lymphoma are the most common types of childhood cancers.

What are Pediatric Oncology Diseases?

Pediatric oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of various types of cancer seen in children. Among the common diseases in this field are various types of cancer, such as leukemia (blood cancer), lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes), neuroblastoma (cancer of nerve cells origin), Wilms tumor (kidney cancer), retinoblastoma (eye tumor).

Liv Hospital Pediatric Oncology Clinic

Drawing attention to the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in childhood cancers, Liv Hospital Pediatric Oncology Clinic adopts a 360-degree approach and team solidarity in treatment. Liv Hospital has a Pediatric Oncology Council established exclusively for childhood cancer cases. The decisions taken in the Council are implemented immediately without wasting time and treatment protocols are determined.

Pediatric Oncology Council tries to ensure that chemotherapy surgery or radiotherapy, which is part of modern treatment, is performed with the right time and algorithm in the treatment of the family and child and the patient's compliance with treatment is ensured at the maximum level.

Pediatric oncology is a teamwork that also affects the family. The pediatric oncologist plans, organizes and implements the drug treatment part in the team. They also makes the necessary organizations so that the disease does not relapse after it is healed.

At Liv Hospital Pediatric Oncology Clinic, all solid tumors and cancers of childhood and puberty are treated with the latest treatment protocols and technology.

At the same time, patients are helped with a second opinion in difficult cases. Radiotherapy treatment for childhood tumors requires very precise treatment planning as the bone and cartilage development of developing children is still ongoing. Accurate targeting of the tumor site and dose adjustment are an important part of the treatment as well as the protection of the surrounding tissue.

Pediatric surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, thoracic surgery and otolaryngology play a key role in the steps of surgical removal, biopsy and catheter placement for treatment. The decision on the approach to the mass and surgical removal are discussed taking into account the interaction of the tumor mass with the surrounding organs, and surgical treatment is planned before or after chemo/radiotherapy.

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