Pediatric Hematooncology

Pediatric hematology oncology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of blood disorders and cancer in children and adolescents. This field combines two closely related areas:

Pediatric Hematology: This deals with disorders of the blood and blood-forming tissues in children, including conditions like anemia, hemophilia, thalassemia, and various bleeding disorders.
Pediatric Oncology: This focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in children, which can include leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumors, bone tumors, and other malignancies.
Pediatric hematologists oncologists are medical doctors with specialized training in both hematology and oncology who work with a team of healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care to young patients. Treatment approaches often include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, stem cell transplants, and other therapies tailored to the specific needs of each child.

This specialty aims to provide the best possible care for children with blood disorders and cancer, taking into account not only their medical needs but also their emotional and psychological well-being

Pediatric hematology oncology is a relatively young medical specialty that has evolved significantly over the past century. Here is a brief overview of its historical background:

Early Discoveries: The understanding of pediatric blood disorders and cancer began in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Pioneering work by researchers such as Dr. William Osler and Dr. Farber laid the foundation for the study of pediatric leukemia.
Emergence as a Specialty: Pediatric hematology oncology started to emerge as a distinct specialty in the mid-20th century. Dr. Sidney Farber is often credited with significant contributions to the field, including the use of the first chemotherapy drugs to treat childhood leukemia.
Advances in Treatment: Over the decades, there have been substantial advances in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric hematological and oncological conditions. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, bone marrow transplantation, and targeted therapies have revolutionized treatment outcomes.
Multidisciplinary Care: Pediatric hematology oncology involves a multidisciplinary approach. Teams of experts, including pediatric oncologists, hematologists, surgeons, nurses, psychologists, and social workers, work together to provide holistic care for young patients and their families.
Research and Innovation: Ongoing research and clinical trials have led to the development of more effective and less toxic treatments for childhood cancers and blood disorders. The field continues to explore new therapies and targeted approaches.
Supportive Care: In addition to medical treatment, pediatric hematology oncology emphasizes supportive care, addressing the emotional, social, and psychological needs of children and their families throughout the treatment process.

Overall, pediatric hematology oncology has made tremendous progress in understanding and treating blood disorders and cancer in children, leading to improved survival rates and quality of life for young patients. Ongoing research and collaboration within the medical community continue to drive advancements in this important medical specialty.

We are thrilled to announce a significant addition to our medical team at Group Florence Healthcare. We
have recently onboarded a distinguished Pediatric Hematooncology Consultant, Dr. Dilvin Çelik,
enabling us to extend our expertise and care to pediatric cases in this particular field.

At Group Florence Healthcare, our commitment to providing exceptional healthcare services has always
been our driving force. With their expertise, we can offer personalized treatment plans and advanced
therapies, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our young patients. With the inclusion of Dr.
Dilvin Çelik, we are now equipped to deliver comprehensive and compassionate care to young
patients facing the challenges of:
• Childhood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumors, bone tumors, soft tissue
sarcomas, and various other types of cancer.
• Anemia (anemia), sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, hemolytic anemia, polycythemia,
thrombocytopenia (ITP), thrombocytosis, neutropenia, leukocytosis, blood coagulation
disorders (hemophilia), VWH, thrombosis, histiocytosis (LCH, HLH).
• Pediatric bone marrow transplant relapsed leukemia (our pediatric BMT center is currently
inactive), lymphoma patients, thalassemia, aplastic anemia, HLH.

Our specialized services for pediatric cases in hematooncology additionally include:

Precise Diagnosis: Our expert team utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques to accurately
identify and understand the conditions affecting young patients.
Such as:
• Chest X-ray, ultrasonographic evaluation of the mass, PET-MRI, CT, PET-CT

Tailored Treatment Plans: We develop customized treatment plans that cater to the individual needs
of each pediatric patient, considering their specific medical history and requirements.

Advanced Therapies and Multidisciplinary Approach: From chemotherapy, targeted therapies to immunotherapy, and interventional radiology, we provide access to the latest advancements in pediatric hematooncology treatments. Our collaborative approach involves close coordination with other medical specialists, nurses, and support services to deliver comprehensive and holistic care to pediatric patients.
Family-Centered Care: We recognize the emotional and psychological impact of these conditions on
patients and their families. The nursing staff and the translators are trained about our international
patients and cultural sensitivities. All patients are welcomed and assisted by
translators from the airport until to the airport and during all the stay at the hospital. All patients and
their companions are allowed to stay with the patient at the ward and visit their patients in the ICU
during the suitable hours. All these are planned and executed in alignment with the Covid measures
because the safety of the patients has always been our priority.

If you have any inquiries or would like to discuss potential collaborations or referrals, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected]. We are excited to explore opportunities to partner with you in delivering exceptional care to pediatric patients from all around the world.

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