Treatments for children who have cancer are not the same as treatments for adults who have cancer. And children may respond and react to treatments in ways that are different from how adults respond. Pediatric oncologists are trained to meet the needs of children who have cancer.
These doctors can be certified through the Board of Pediatrics. This group is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Many pediatric oncologists also get certified in hematology, the study of blood and blood diseases.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Brian Leber, MDCM, FRCPC - Hematology|
|Last Revised||December 14, 2012|
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