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Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Think like a proton, always positive

The Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology provides the best in class treatments for children with various blood disorders and cancers. The team members who will help care for your child include an elite team of pediatric physician oncologists and physicians along with consultants from other specialties. In addition, we have social workers, clinical dieticians, occupational and physical therapists, speech therapists, who are specially trained in pediatric care. The unit is also staffed with well trained, skilled, dedicated and experienced nursing staff to deal with chemotherapy and central lines, which is one of the main strength of the unit.

We have 24 hours backup with other subspecialties like Pediatric Surgery to manage solid tumors and support from ICU, Neurology and Nephrology departments to manage sick children. We also have the support from clinical psychologist to help families and patients deal with the stress associated with these diseases.

The Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology provides the highest quality care for the following cases:

Different types of malignancies

  1. Acute leukemia (blood cancer), Lymphomas (lymph node cancer)
  2. Solid tumors like neuroblastoma, brain tumors, Wilms tumor (from kidney), germ cell tumors, hepatoblastoma (liver related), rhabdomyosarcomas, Ewing’s sarcoma and Osteosarcoma (from bone), and other soft tissue sarcomas

Various Hematological Conditions (Blood related)

  1. Different types of refractory anemias like remitting relapsing auto immune hemolytic anemias requiring Rituximab
  2. Hemoglobonopathies, and other inherited anemias, nutritional anemias
  3. Chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) requiring second line medications including rituximab
  4. Aplastic anemias (those which require Immuno Suppressive Therapy with antithymocyte globulin (ATG) and cyclosporine (CsA)

About Service
  • Our hospitals are well equipped and staffed and it is directed by an expert team of doctors who work tirelessly to provide pediatric patients with the latest breakthroughs in oncology treatment.

    Working closely with sub-specialities such as Paediatric Surgery, the department has the best man & machinery at its disposal to manage solid tumors. A clinical psychologist is also available to extend help families deal with the stress associated with these diseases.

  • Our division specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of hematological disorders and malignancies in children and adolescents.

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