Session: Pediatric and Neonatal Oncology

Pediatric and Neonatal Oncology


Adolescents' tumor are not always treated like adult tumors. Pediatric oncology is a medical field concentrated on the care of children with cancer. There are many types of cancer treatment. The types of treatment that a child with cancer receives will depend on the type of cancer and how advanced it is. Common treatments include: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and stem cell transplant. Neonatal oncology is a pediatric oncology sub-specialty that deals with cancer prevention, diagnosis, and care in infants. Newborn cancer is unusual and includes a heterogeneous population with significant histological variation of neoplasms. In fetuses and neonates, almost all forms of pediatric cancer can occur.

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