We treat every child and teenager with the aim that they will overcome their disease and return to a socially productive life
Pediatric Hematology Oncology Services is for Children with Cancer and Blood Diseases. This specialized service comprises of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Outpatient Clinics and Day Care Unit, Inpatient Wards and Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit.
The Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology at RGCI&RC is unique in India, as it offers comprehensive Oncology Care to all children up to the age of 18 years. It is a place, where doctors send some of their most challenging and sick patients. The Department has a dedicated team of experts in the field of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology. The team constituted by experienced Pediatric Oncologists, Hematologist, Pediatric Onco Surgeon, Radiation Oncologist, Pediatric Oncology Residents and Nurses, Child Psychologist and Playroom Teachers’ who works hard to ensure that best care is delivered to every child.
Children with all types of Hematological and Solid Organ Malignancy receive specialized Oncology services here. The various type of Cancers treated in the Department includes Leukemia (ALL, AML, CML), Lymphomas (non-hodgkin’s and hodgkin’s), as well as all Pediatric solid Tumors like Neuroblastoma, Wilms Tumor, Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Brain Tumor, Hepatoblastoma, Testicular and Ovarian Tumors etc. Patients with different Hematologic problems like severe Aplastic Anemia, MDS, Hemolytic Anemias, Chronic ITP, etc are also managed.
Recognizing the special needs of children with cancer, the hospital has designated areas for Pediatric patients. In the outpatient area there is a special clinic for children with a separate waiting area and Pediatric Daycare facility (for outpatient short term Chemotherapy and Blood Transfusions) manned by Pediatric Nurses. The in-patient area has two Pediatric wards as well as a Playroom for children. The Bone Marrow Transplant unit is well equipped to handle Pediatric Autologous and Allogenic BMT’s and several BM and PBSC transplants have been successfully achieved by the Institute.
The service treat all children and adolescents up to the age to 18 yrs, with Leukemias, Lymphomas, Brain Tumors, Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas, all other Pediatric Solid Tumors in addition to a variety of Hematological Conditions like Immune Thrombocytopenia, Thalasemia, Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Bone Marrow Failure. Patients have the benefits of comprehensive Multispecialty Care including Chemotherapy, Pediatric Surgical Oncology, Radiotherapy and Supportive Services (Pediatric Oncology Treatment, Nurse Co-ordinator, Dietician, Counselor, Teacher and Play Therapist). All these provided by a highly specialized, trained, experienced and dedicated team of experts.
BMT unit is well equipped with trained professional physicians, nursing staff and facilities for all kind of stem cell transplant [autologous, allogenic 9 match, unrelated or haploidentical].
Our unit has a dedicated after completion of therapy clinic to take care of health for all those who have successfully completed the treatment. It aims at screening for late effects and emphasizes importance of healthy life style.
We are aware that our journey is fraught with difficulties, but we are encouraged by these words of wisdom
Even though the big canvas is bleak,
Let’s concentrate on the little strokes,
That would make the difference
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