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Paediatric Cancer Treatment In Coimbatore

A cancer diagnosis is quite stressful for children. There is no specific reason for a child to develop cancer, however, most childhood cancers are curable. Cancer in children can affect any part of the body but mostly it is common in the bones, blood and muscles.

Children cannot be treated as adults. Their needs and the way they have to be treated needs special care. Paediatric oncologists are specialized in treating all cancers among children. Most of the cancers are cured and they are able to lead a normal life after the treatment.

Common Cancer Conditions Treated at Dr.Muthus Hospitals

Primary and secondary cancers – Primary cancers don’t spread to any other part of the body while secondary cancers do.

  • Leukemia is mainly found in blood and bone marrow.

  • Acute leukaemias need immediate medical attention as they can spread very quickly.

  • Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors usually occur in the lower parts of the brain.

  • Lymphomas usually start in lymph nodes and tissues and the most common symptoms are swollen lymph nodes, excessive weight loss and also fatigue.

  • Wilms tumor usually starts in one or both the kidneys. The common symptoms are nausea and fever.

  • Neuroblastoma usually develops in infants. The symptoms are severe bone pain and fever.

  • Bone Cancers are usually developed in children and teenagers.

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Common Cancer Symptoms

Cancers in children are very difficult as there are some common illnesses or injuries. Some of the unusual symptoms are:

  • A lump or swelling.
  • Paleness and loss of energy.
  • Bruising and bleeding.
  • Limping.
  • Fever.
  • Sudden changes in the vision.
  • Blindness
  • Headaches and vomiting
  • Change in speech.
  • Sudden weight loss.

All these are the main symptoms if noticed and require immediate medical attention.

Diagnosis of Childhood Cancer

Cancer in children is diagnosed by paediatric oncologists by conducting various tests in order to begin the treatments immediately. Initial tests are done to confirm cancer and in the next step, the tests assemble to calculate the stage of cancer. Cancer has four stages where the fourth stage can be life-threatening.

  • Blood and urine tests

  • MRI, CT scan and PET CT scan.

  • Bone marrow test and the lumbar puncture.

  • Biopsy

The doctors will also examine the size of the tumors and if they have spread to any other parts of the body. Along with this, the lymph nodes, bone marrow and liver will also be examined. Some more tests like the genetic tests of tumors are also done.

It is very important to do the diagnosis correctly so that the treatment can be in the right way.

  • Surgery where the tumor is removed.

  • Chemotherapy- The drugs are given so that the spread of the cancer cells is stopped. The drugs are given mainly in the form of intravenous where it is injected into the veins.

  • Radiotherapy is the treatment that is done with energy rays to destroy the cancer cells.

Dr.Muthus Hospitals offers state-of-the-art infrastructure along with a skilled team in the paediatric oncology department. We understand that young children require a different approach and our team is trained to deal with children sensitively. Cancer can be cured when it is dealt with in the early stages. Therefore, if any symptoms are noticed, immediate medical intervention is needed.


Paediatric Cancer Treatment In Coimbatore is quite strong so the children might experience some side effects that include tiredness, aches and pains, and overall body aches. There can be loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and ulcers in the mouth.

Some of the side effects after chemotherapy, which is a part of Paediatric Cancer Treatment In Coimbatore, are sores and ulcers, constipation and hair loss where some effects will be seen immediately after the chemotherapy.

This is because of the drugs that children are required to take as a part of their Paediatric Cancer Treatment In Coimbatore. It is important to inform the doctor if the child develops constipation.

You should see the doctor and talk about furthering Paediatric Cancer Treatment In Coimbatore if there is pain and swelling or ulceration. There is also the possibility of developing anemia which could be caused by malnutrition and food intake. It is very important to have balanced food with proper iron and vitamin supplements.

Since the Paediatric Cancer Treatment In Coimbatore are very strong and the body becomes quite weak. It is very essential to have proper food.

  • You should always have boiled and cooled water.
  • Fresh fruit juice made at home.
  • Carrot and cucumbers should be eaten after proper washing.
  • Cereals like ragi, jowar will give strength to the body.
  • Fruits like papaya, oranges and watermelons are good for health.
  • Milk products should be an everyday diet.
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