Health conditions seen in children require specialised care that differs from treatments administered to adults. Paediatric haematologist-oncologists are best equipped to understand and study these problems, as they are aware of how to communicate and treat young patients effectively.
As the best paediatric cancer hospital in India, HCG houses a highly skilled and well-experienced team of paediatric haematologist-oncologists, who are trained to examine, treat, and manage a broad array of blood disorders, including cancers, with the utmost attention, expertise, empathy, care, and compassion.
Our multidisciplinary team comprises paediatric haematologist-oncologists, BMT specialists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, genetic experts, molecular experts, palliative care specialists, and rehabilitation specialists, all of whom are well-versed in addressing the special needs of children with blood disorders and cancers.
At HCG, children can receive value-based and patient-centric care for the following conditions:
Paediatric cancers and blood disorders are best managed by a multidisciplinary team of specialists who are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage young patients. Multiple treatment options are available today. At HCG, our specialists aim to provide a comprehensive, compassionate, and patient-centred approach to ensure the best possible quality of life for the child.
Common testing methods for diagnosing childhood cancers include:
Complete blood counts, peripheral smear studies, and specific tumour marker tests.
Sample collection from bone marrow to diagnose blood cancer and other bone marrow failure syndromes.
A small amount of tissue from the suspected area is collected and examined under a microscope for the presence of cancer cells.
MRI scan, CT scan, bone scan, PET-CT scan, etc., are used to determine the location, size, and stage of the tumour. These tests are also used for radiotherapy planning, therapy monitoring, restaging, and relapse evaluation.
Paediatric disorders, including cancer, can be managed successfully. Depending on the type of cancer, its stage, exact location, and overall health status, paediatric haematologist-oncologists will recommend personalised treatment plans. The following are the different treatment options available for solid tumours and benign and malignant haematological disorders:
Certain benign blood disorders can be managed with medications.
Recommended for the management of thalassemia, some sickle cell anaemia cases, aplastic anaemia, and other bone marrow failure syndromes.
Recommended for the management of bone marrow-related cancers and solid tumours.
A curative approach for various benign and malignant blood disorders in children and teenagers.
Recommended in the management of solid tumours, such as bone and brain tumours, and may be administered along with radiation therapy depending on the severity of the case.
Used as a supportive treatment for various paediatric cancers.
Additionally, patients receive supportive care that includes rehabilitation care, follow-up support, psychosocial support, and more.
Paediatric Oncology Facility at HCG Cancer Centre, KR Road, Bengaluru