Pediatric oncology is a medical specialty that has the expertise to care for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer.
At ABC Medical Center we have a multidisciplinary team made up of pediatric oncologists, pediatric hemato-oncologists, pediatric oncologist surgeons, pediatric neurosurgeons, bone marrow transplant specialists, radiation oncologists, pediatric intensive care physicians, nurses specialized in the care of pediatric patients and other specialists, with experience in the various types of childhood cancer and dedicated to serving the unique needs of pediatric patients and their families.
Why choose our Cancer Center?
- We seek healing through effective and safe treatments, specific to each patient, be it surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hematopoietic cell transplant, or the most innovative therapeutic options, such as targeted therapies or target therapies, and immunotherapy.
- We try to minimize the side effects to improve their quality of life so that our little patients continue to enjoy their childhood.
- We offer long-term follow-up and support for the early detection and/or prevention of possible late effects that may arise.
- Our pediatric units are attended by specialists 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, ensuring permanent care and seeking the best results supported by clinical practice guidelines and international protocols.
- Bone Marrow Transplant treatment in children is only performed in three hospitals in Mexico. ABC Medical Center, in addition to performing this treatment, is the only center that has specialized medical personnel, international standards certifications, and an area dedicated to the care of pediatric cancer patients.
How to detect childhood cancer?
There are different situations to consider and achieve early detection of childhood cancer:
- Loses interest in playing.
- Fever for extended periods.
- Excessive sweating when sleeping.
- They lose learned skills.
- Bruises, spots, or bleeding.
- Loses weight quickly.
- Excessive paleness.
- Excessive or long-lasting headache.
If childhood cancer is suspected or even diagnosed, it can be considered curable, as long as it is detected in time. It is very important to always keep in mind the signs and symptoms that can alert us to this situation.
Childhood cancer treatment
A recurring question for parents who have a child with cancer is the correct choice of treatment. We must bear in mind that not all types of cancer are treated the same, so there are currently three conventional or common treatments for childhood cancer:
- Radiation therapy
Most frequent types of child cancer
- Brain and central nervous system tumors
- Hepatoblastoma and other liver tumors
- Ewing Sarcoma
- Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor
- Wilms tumor and other kidney tumors
When you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it is normal to wonder if another specialist can offer another treatment option or more information about your condition, many questions and concerns arise, and choosing a treatment plan can be overwhelming.
A second opinion can give you more information about the condition, learn about other treatment options, feel more confident in your diagnosis, and decide about the most appropriate treatment.
At ABC Medical Center, we are prepared to serve you in out two Campuses 24/24h, 7 days a week.
Sur 136 No. 116, Col. Las Américas,
Álvaro Obregón, 01120, Cd. de México.
Tel. 55 5230 8000