The Paediatric Oncology and Haematology department at the Comprehensive Cancer Centre provides dedicated care to children and adolescents with both malignant and benign haematological and oncological disorders.
The service offers the very latest treatment and the highest level of personalised care during a very difficult time for children and their families.
Over the last decade, survival of children with haematological and oncological diseases has improved dramatically as a result of significant research in these fields, and aggressive treatment with different modalities including surgical resection chemotherapy, radiation and bone marrow transplant has improved the cure rate of most childhood cancer.
Scope of service
Services include screening, laboratory and specialised diagnostic tests, and treatment of acute leukaemia, lymphoma and solid tumours. Treatment plans are implemented using the expertise of amultidisciplinary team including an American Board certified paediatric oncologist, paediatric oncology nurses together with a play therapist and a social worker for psychological support for the patient and family.
Other services include comprehensive treatment for patients with chronic haematological diseases e.g. Sickle cell disease, Thalassemia and various bleeding disorders.
- Paediatric Oncology: Screening, diagnosis and treatment of all childhood cancers
- Paediatric Haematology: Screening, diagnosis and treatment of sickle cell anaemia, thalassemia, haemophilia and other benign haematological disorders
- Quality of life care: Emotional support, pain management and resources to enhance the daily life and school performance of patients
- Palliative care: Care to reduce the severity of disease symptoms and to prevent suffering of the very ill patient