Childhood cancer: Childhood cancer is a term used to describe cancers that occur between birth and 15 years of age, also called pediatric cancer.  The incidence is between 100 and 150 per million. Common lung, breast and colon cancers in adults are very rare in children. Childhood cancers tend to be more aggressive than adult cancers. It is the second most common cause of death after accidents.

There are many treatment methods for childhood cancers. Treatment methods vary according to the disease and its spread in the body. Treatment methods include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, and stem cell transplantation.

The pediatric cancer treatment team:

  • Pediatric oncologist
  • Radiation oncologist
  • Pediatric oncology nurses
  • Pediatric surgeons, neurosurgeons, ophtalmologist, orthopedist
  • Pediatric radiologist
  • Pathologist
  • Psychologist
  • Psychiatrist

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Asim Yoruk, MD

Yeditepe University Speciality Hospital
Koşuyolu Mah. Koşuyolu Cad. No: 168
34718 Kadıköy/İstanbul

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