Paediatric oncology

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Looking ahead through CanSearch

CanSearch, a foundation specialized in childhood cancer finances projects as part of the HUG's paediatric haematology and oncology unit. The purpose of this unit is to treat children with cancer or blood diseases, and to carry out research in order to improve the understanding and treatment of these conditions.

Should you have a problem

Call the Children’s Hospital immediately if:

  • Your cast breaks, hurts or irritates your skin, smells bad or has become too big (the limb moves inside).
  • You can feel the cast pressing against a part of the limb, or a small object has become stuck in the cast.
  • You continue to experience strong pain even though you’ve raised the fractured limb (see drawing) and taken the prescribed painkillers.
  • You can’t move your fingers or toes anymore, or they prickle, are swollen, cold or blue or white (they should be pink-coloured).

Medical activities

Child and adolescent psychiatry deals with psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents up to 18 years of age, as well as family problems that arise from the problems these children and adolescents face.

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division cares for patients between the ages of 0 and 18. It consists of 6 units, each of which has a specific clinical purpose: