HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
When to consult pediatric
Hemato Oncologist / hematologist?
Some of the different types of Paediatric Cancers found in children include:
- Germ Cell Cancer
- Brain Cancer
- Bone Cancer
Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant
Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant is suggested for children who suffer from some types of cancers and blood disorders. The procedure followed is similar to that in adults but as children are more sensitive to high intensity treatments, Paediatric Haematologists and Oncologists work with Children’s specialists to understand their medical history and then draft a way forward.
The two commonly performed types of Bone Marrow Transplant procedures; Autologous Stem Cell Transplant and Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant, are applicable here as well. Usually, a multidisciplinary team of doctors work on your child throughout the transplant process. This team has a Paediatric Haematologist, Paediatric Oncologist, Cardiologist, a doctor who treats infectious diseases, Pharmacists, Dieticians, and Clinical Nurse specialists.
Depending upon the type of transplant procedure, your Paediatric Haematologist may suggest certain types of tests for the child to ascertain its fitness. After the procedure, he or she might
MEET OUR DOCTOR
With a renowned experience of 15 years, Dr. SK Gupta’s time in the field is the backbone of the Institute. Having started out as a medical student he eventually sprouted to performing over 250 bone marrow transplants to those suffering from blood disorders.
But his expertise does not end here.
He is specialised in various other arrays including Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Aplastic Anemia, Thalassemia and Sickle cell diseases, Hemophagocytic syndromes and so on.
An ongoing struggle globally is treating patients on time and Dr. SK Gupta’s morale hits exactly that very spot! He has dealt with cases where adults have been affected by the same by following his principle of giving timely treatment.