Cancer ranks second among the most common causes of death in children, and about 3 thousand children are diagnosed with cancer every year in our country. One in two children suffering from childhood cancer dies due to lack of a chance of treatment or being late for diagnosis. Thanks to early diagnosis and correct treatment practices, it is possible for the vast majority of children with cancer to fully recover.
The most important way to achieve success in childhood cancer is to treat these patients in full-fledged centers with infrastructure and quality of Service. IstHealth Children’s oncology centers serve to provide high-level diagnostic and treatment opportunities to children with cancer. For the diagnosis and treatment of all childhood cancers, pediatric oncologists, pediatric surgeons, orthopedics, neurosurgery, Eye, Ear-Nose-Throat departments, especially doctors specializing in tumor and tumor surgery are in cooperation.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO THE TREATMENT OF ALL CHILDHOOD CANCERS
The most common types of cancer in children are leukemia, brain tumor, lymphoma, kidney and adrenal tumor, soft tissue and bone tumors, some organ tumors, and retinoblastoma, that is, eye tumors, respectively. Awareness of leukemias in society is higher, while awareness of solid tumors and lymphomas, which account for 75% of all childhood tumors, is lower. Treatment of childhood cancers can be more difficult, and early diagnosis is vital. Thanks to the collaboration of many specialties at IstHealth Children’s oncology centers, this challenging process is carried out extremely successfully with a team approach.