Surgical oncology (solid tumours)

A malignant tumour is an abnormal growth of cells that can affect any organ. Solid tumours refer to growths that affect organs such as the liver, kidneys, muscle, reproductive tract and nerve cells to mention a few. These growths can be malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous).

It is important to seek urgent medical advice if your child shows any of the following warning signs:

  • Unexplained mass
  • Loss of weight, loss of appetite
  • Enlarged lymph glands
  • Persistent bone pain or unexplained neurological symptoms

Depending on the type of tumour, treatment options may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a combination of the aforementioned. Dr Thiebaut will form part of a multidisciplinary team to establish a diagnosis and institute an appropriate treatment plan.

Dr Thiebaut in conjunction with a paediatric oncologist will work to find a treatment plan to maximise tumour response, but at the same time limit side effects and discomfort for your child.


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