The Pediatric and Adolescent Oncology Unit takes care of wide varieties of malignancies in children and adolescent. It serves patients up to 18 years. We treat around 150 to 200 new patients with different type of pediatric malignancies each year. We get patients referred from hospitals located throughout Nepal and other neighboring countries. The diseases we treat include both hematological malignancies such as acute leukemia’s (ALL, CML, AML) and malignant lymphomas (Hodgkin’s and Non Hodgkin’s lymphoma), and solid tumors such as soft tissue sarcomas like rhabdomyosarcoma, neuroblastoma, nephroblastoma, retinoblastoma, hepatoblastoma, germ cell tumors, bone tumors like Ewing’s sarcoma family of tumor, osteosarcoma, tumor from head and neck regions, GI malignancies and CNS tumors.
Based on the heterogenecity of the disease spectrum, we have built up a multidisciplinary network with other divisions, such as surgery (including orthopedic surgery, ENT head and neck surgery, thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, uro-surgery, colorectal surgery, gynecological surgery and GI & Hepato-billiary surgery), radiation oncology, radiology and pathology. We have separate 8 bedded Pediatric haemato-oncology ward as well as general pediatric oncology ward. A special nursing care system is developed in the ward which helps children and young patients and their families physically as well as psychologically. Nurses provide appropriate information to help patients and families keep their ideal relationship.