A diagnosis of cancer often causes much anxiety and grief in everyone.This is more so when the patient is a young child. If a child is diagnosed with cancer, it has a big impact on the whole family. It is important to remember that it’s not the parents/ caregiver’s fault that the child has cancer and it’s not because of anything they’ve done or anything they have not done.
Pediatric oncology is a medical specialty focused on the care of children with cancer.In India, cancer is the 9th common cause for the deaths among children between 5 and 14 years of age.
The most common types of cancer diagnosed in children ages 0 to 14 years are leukemias, brain and other central nervous system (CNS) tumors and Lymphomas.The causes of most childhood cancers are not known. Approximately 5 percent of all cancers in children are caused by an inherited mutation (a genetic mutation that can be passed from parents to their children).Majority of the cancers in children are thought to develop as a result of mutations in genes that lead to uncontrolled cell growth and eventually cancer.
Childhood cancer needs multidisciplinary, holistic care to ensure appropriate and individualized treatment .Improving outcomes for children with cancer requires early and accurate diagnosis followed by effective treatment.
Treatment of childhood cancers are one of the success stories in the history of medical oncology. In 1970s, less than 10% of all children diagnosed with cancers used to get cured with the available therapy. Now in 2019, more than 80% of all childhood malignancies can be treated effectively and cured.The treatment that a child with cancer receives will depend on the type of cancer and how advanced it is.After clinical evaluation, Diagnostic and staging investigations often direct the further treatment which may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and stem cell transplant.
During such intensive therapy, quite often children may have to be hospitalised for prolonged periods or be reviewed by the doctor in clinic with Frequent blood investigations.Children receiving chemotherapy are at risk of infections and bleeding.The cancer is not contagious ( it wouldn't spread to others by touch or contact).One treatment is completed the child can resume school and normal activities but will be followed up regularly.
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Senior Consultant – Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, Co-founder and Clinical Director
Senior Consultant & Director – Gastrointestinal and HBP Surgical Oncology
Senior Consultant & Director – Medical Oncology (Solid Tumours)
Senior Consultant & Director – Head & Neck Surgical Oncology Director – Biorepository Programme
Senior Consultant & Director – Haemato Oncology, Director – Bone Marrow Transplant Programme
Consultant – Surgical Oncopathologist
Senior Consultant and Clinical Lead – Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain
Consultant – Radiation Oncology
Consultant – Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
Consultant – Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
Consultant Radiologist – Breast Imaging and Intervention
Consultant – Radiation Oncology
Consultant - Nuclear Medicine
Consultant – Gastroenterologist
Senior Consultant – Gynaecological Oncology & Laparoscopic Surgery
Consultant - Orthopedic Oncology
Consultant – Medical Oncology
Associate Consultant – Paediatric Oncology
Associate Consultant – Gynaecological Oncology
Senior Consultant - Neurologist, Brains Neuro Spine Hospital
Consultant - Neurosurgery
Consultant - Pain and Palliative Care, Interventional Spine Specialist
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"I have found all the staff so far at Cytecare Cancer Hospitals are courteous.Dr. Poovamma was the cancer doctor who did my surgery. I thank her for her excellent care, patience, responsiveness and treatment. All the nurses, coordinators I have met were also responsive and caring. Everything is well organized and planned. My experience at this Cancer Hospitals in bangalore has been all good. Thank you all."
“My aunt underwent cancer treatment at Cytecare Cancer Hospitals. I must say the cleanliness and taking care of patients was a priority. Mr Morris responded well. Really it's an excellent cancer hospital in bangalore. Cancer doctors, nurses and housekeeping department were good. Especially, I respect Mr Morris's response on time.”
"Very kind and helpful staff and doctors. The hospitality of Cytecare Cancer Hospital is excellent and all the services are provided in an effective manner. The response from all the departments is good. My uncle underwent cancer surgery and he is responding well with chemotherapy too. We expect a good outcome by the end"
"The first experience with this cancer hospital has been very good, the staff are very friendly, very attentive and ready to sort out the queries and cooperative, Doctors are polite and explain the problem very well, and make us understand about the complexity in simple language. I can say; it’s one of the best cancer hospitals in Bangalore. The hospital is very clean and housekeeping guys are very active and immediately clean up the place wherever they find it’s dirty."
"The staff and doctors maintain a good ambiance. Recommended for any kind of cancer treatment. The doctors will assist you clearly further."