What are the treatment options for pediatric cancer?
The treatment options for pediatric cancer depend on the type and stage of cancer, as well as individual factors. Treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, stem cell transplantation, and supportive care to manage symptoms and side effects.
How are childhood cancers diagnosed?
Childhood cancers are diagnosed through a combination of physical examinations, medical history evaluation, imaging tests (such as X-rays, ultrasound, CT scans, and MRI), laboratory tests (including blood tests and biopsies), and sometimes genetic testing.
Why should I come to Aster MIMS hospital for Paediatric treatment?
Aster MIMS Hospital has a wide range of paediatric services and treatments that are available under one roof. We believe that children deserve to be treated with understanding and care and to receive the highest quality health care. Aster Mims is specifically designed to take care of the whole child through a family-centred approach to medicine.
Are vaccines safe?
Vaccines are extremely safe and serious side effects are rare. Almost all sickness or discomfort after vaccination is minor and temporary, such as soreness at the injection site or mild fever.
Why is immunization important for a child's health?
Immunization is a simple and effective way of protecting children from serious diseases. Vaccines work by triggering the immune system to fight against certain diseases. If a vaccinated person comes in contact with these diseases, their immune system is able to respond more effectively, preventing the disease.
How often should my child see the paediatrician?
Your child should not only see the paediatrician for an illness. It is also important to schedule well-child-care exams regularly, beginning in infancy. Also called well-care visits or check-ups, these routine examinations provide the best opportunity for the doctor to observe the progress of your child's physical and mental growth and development; to counsel and teach parents; to detect problems through screening tests; to provide immunizations, and to get to know one another.