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Pediatric Oncology: Common Cancer in children’s Care and Treatment

Understanding, Common Childhood Cancers and Treatments

Pediatric oncology, including pediatric leukemia, pediatric brain tumors, and other common cancers in children requires specialized care and treatment. It is a challenging road for children and their families. 

In this blog, explore and learn about pediatric cancer, understand the different forms in which pediatric oncology manifests, know how we diagnose it and learn about the treatments we offer and the remarkable success stories we’ve witnessed at VCC.

What is Pediatric Cancer?

Pediatric cancer, also known as childhood cancer, is a term that no parent ever wants to hear. It’s when a child’s body begins to grow abnormal cells that can turn into cancer. These cancers can affect various parts of the body, and they are indeed challenging to deal with.

Different Types of Pediatric Cancers

Pediatric cancers come in various forms, including acute leukemias, lymphomas, kidney cancers, and more. Two of the most common ones are pediatric leukemia and pediatric brain tumors. These are formidable opponents that need our full attention.

  • Acute leukemias are a group of cancers that can grow rapidly in the blood and bone marrow. Within this group, there’s pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia, where abnormal white blood cells multiply quickly. It’s like a fierce battle, but it’s one we can win.
  • Lymphomas affect the lymphatic system, and they can be Hodgkin lymphoma or non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Yes, they can even affect young warriors.
  • Kidney cancers, although less common in children, can still happen. It’s like an unexpected twist in the story, but it’s a story we can rewrite.


Understanding these possible pediatric cancers is crucial because it helps us identify them early and take action. Vydehi Cancer Center specializes in diagnosing and treating all these types, and we’ve seen countless brave children fight and win these battles.

How We Figure It Out at VCC

At Vydehi Cancer Center, we know that every dhildhood cancer situation is unique. That’s why we use a variety of methods to find out what’s happening. We start with some general tests, like checking the blood to see if there’s anything unusual. 

In case there is any suspicion or no clarity, we need dig deeper, and use special tests like bone marrow aspirations, flow cytometry, and cytogenetics. This is to provide the best possible diagnostic which is really helpful not only in early stage cancer detection but also for proper and complete treatment. 

How We Fight It at VCC

Now, let’s talk about the part that matters most – fighting back. At Vydehi Cancer Center, we offer different ways to battle pediatric cancers. Our main weapons are chemotherapy and radiotherapy, which we use depending on the type of cancer and how far it’s spread. 

In some cases, when it’s like a mighty dragon that needs to be vanquished, we might recommend a bone marrow transplant. But don’t worry, we’re here every step of the way, supporting you and your child.

Our Success Stories at VCC

At Vydehi Cancer Center, we are incredibly proud of our success rates. We’ve seen our young warriors win battles with pediatric cancer, achieving an impressive overall success rate of 70-80 percent. And when it comes to pediatric leukemias, our success rate soars to an incredible 90 percent. These are real stories of triumph, and we’re honored to be part of them.

In conclusion, pediatric cancer is a challenging journey, but it’s one that can lead to victory. Vydehi Cancer Center, with its focus on pediatric oncology and remarkable success stories, stands as a source of hope for children and families on this path. If your child is facing pediatric cancer, remember, that you’re not alone, and Vydehi Cancer Center is here to walk this journey with you.