Track: 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. Cancers such as leukemias, lymphomas, brain tumours, bone tumours, and solid tumours are diagnosed, treated, and managed by paediatric haematologists and oncologists.

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