Menu
Expert Opinion

Get A Second Opinion

The medical second opinion will be presented to you within 48 hours.
Home|Departments|Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Pediatric hematology oncology is a specialized medical field dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of blood disorders and cancer in children and adolescents. This multidisciplinary domain encompasses two closely related areas:

Pediatric Hematology: Addressing disorders of the blood and blood-forming tissues in children, including conditions such as anemia, hemophilia, thalassemia, and various bleeding disorders.

Pediatric Oncology: Focused on diagnosing and treating cancer in children, covering leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumors, bone tumors, and other malignancies.

Pediatric hematologists oncologists are medical professionals with specialized training in both hematology and oncology. They collaborate with a team of healthcare experts to deliver comprehensive care tailored to the specific needs of young patients. Treatment modalities often include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, stem cell transplants, and other personalized therapies.

This specialty strives to provide optimal care for children with blood disorders and cancer, considering not only their medical requirements but also their emotional and psychological well-being.

Historical Background:

  • Early Discoveries: The understanding of pediatric blood disorders and cancer originated 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 evolve as a distinct specialty in the mid-20th century, with Dr. Sidney Farber making significant contributions, including the use of the first chemotherapy drugs for childhood leukemia.

  • Advances in Treatment: Substantial progress has been made in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric hematological and oncological conditions. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, bone marrow transplantation, and targeted therapies have transformed treatment outcomes.

  • Multidisciplinary Care: Pediatric hematology oncology involves a collaborative 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 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.

Announcement at Group Florence Healthcare:

We are delighted to announce a significant addition to our medical team at Group Florence Healthcare. Dr. Dilvin Çelik, a distinguished Pediatric Hematooncology Consultant, has recently joined us, enhancing our ability to extend expertise and care to pediatric cases in this specialized field.

At Group Florence Healthcare, our unwavering commitment to exceptional healthcare services drives our mission. With Dr. Çelik’s expertise, we can now offer personalized treatment plans and advanced therapies, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our young patients. Equipped with this new addition, our team stands ready to deliver comprehensive and compassionate care to pediatric patients facing challenges such as childhood cancers, anemia, and various blood disorders.

Specialized Services for Pediatric Hematooncology:

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

  • 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. Our nursing staff and translators are trained to address international patients’ cultural sensitivities. Patients and their companions are assisted from the airport until departure, and COVID measures are rigorously adhered to, prioritizing patient safety.

For inquiries, collaborations, or referrals, please contact us at apply@florence.com.tr. We look forward to exploring opportunities to partner with you in delivering exceptional care to pediatric patients worldwide.

Our Doctors