Onco Life Hospitals

Pediatric Oncology

Pediatric Oncology

Paediatric Oncology is the speciality that focuses on cancer in children, neonates, and young adults. A doctor who specialises in paediatric oncology is called a paediatric oncologist. Onco-Life Has a dedicated pediatric oncology department.

Children are not adults; their needs are different and need to be treated by someone who is trained to look after them specifically.

Paediatric oncologists are responsible for treating all malignant conditions among children like leukemia, bone cancers, Wilms tumor, brain and spinal cord tumors among several others.

With timely, appropriate and complete treatment, the majority of children with cancer get cured and can lead normal healthy lives.

Childhood Cancer Symptoms

The cancers in children are hard to recognize as the symptoms are common/similar to childhood illnesses or injuries. However, if the mentioned below pediatric cancer symptoms persist, it requires immediate intervention:

  • An unusual lump or swelling
  • Unexplained paleness and loss of energy
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • An ongoing pain in one area of the body including bones, joints, back
  • Limping
  • Sudden unexplained weight loss
  • Unexplained fever or illness that doesn’t go away
  • Frequent headaches
  • Change or deterioration in walk, balance or speech
  • Sudden eye or vision changes including white spot in the eye, new squint, new blindness, bulging eyeball