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Dr. Craig MacArthur
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Pediatric Oncology (Definition)

Pediatric oncology is the study of the diagnosis and treatments for childhood cancers. Much of the treatment involves chemotherapy, which is a major ...Read more


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What are the steps to being a pediatric oncology nurse?

What are the steps to being a pediatric oncology nurse?

First obtain RN...: You must first become a registered nurse (rn). Then, applying to pediatric hospital that cares for kids with cancer can give you on the job training. See

http://www. Wisegeek. Com/how-do-i-become-a-pediatric-oncology-nurse. Htm

for a decent overview of the process. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can there be such a thing as a pediatric oncology nurse?

Can there be such a thing as a pediatric oncology nurse?

Yes: There can be and there is. Pediatric oncology nurses work at Children's hospitals. ...Read more

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What to do if I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse?

What to do if I want to become a pediatric oncology nurse?

Good: First you go nursing school, after graduation work for some time in med-surg-ped nursing for some time, after acquiring sufficient paediatric nursing skills, work in ped oncology to become paediatric oncology good luck. ...Read more

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How long does a pediatric oncology nurse have to go to school for?

How long does a pediatric oncology nurse have to go to school for?

Years: Most nurses are graduates with a bachelor of science in nursing (bsn) which is a 4 year program. This allows them to be general nurses. Oncology specialization training can take an additional 1-2 years of on the job training. If wanted nurses can go back to school to receive a masters (2years) or nurse practitioners certificate (3years). Making the total between 4-7 school years plus training. ...Read more

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How can I go about becoming a pediatric oncology nurse practitioner?

How can I go about becoming a pediatric oncology nurse practitioner?

Training: After RN degree you should have training in pediatrics oncology department in cancer center for pediatrics. ...Read more

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Where can I go to talk to a pediatric oncology nurse!?

Where can I go to talk to a pediatric oncology nurse!?

Children's hospitals: A Children's Hospital. As you live in Columbus, OH, you are fortunate to have Nationwide Children's Hospital in your city. ...Read more

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Is it possible to start off as a pediatric oncology nurse and work your way up to a doctor?

Is it possible to start off as a pediatric oncology nurse and work your way up to a doctor?

Medical School: Regardless of your background in order to become a physician you will need to complete medical school and post-graduate training. Although having a background of being a pediatric oncology nurse will likely make some aspects of the training a bit easier there won't be any shortcuts in the training needed. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pediatric oncologist and a pediatric oncology nurse?

Training: The oncologist is a physician, the other a nurse. Difference is years and type of training. ...Read more

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Do pediatric oncology nurses make about the same as pediatric oncolgist?

Do pediatric oncology nurses make about the same as pediatric oncolgist?

No: Pediatric oncologists are doctors (4 years of medical school after college) with training in pediatrics (3 year residency after medical school) and pediatric hematology/oncology (3 year fellowship after residency). Pediatric oncology nurses usually have 4 years of college (some 2 years, some master degrees with 6 years). Not surprisingly, the doctor makes more than the nurse. ...Read more

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What exactly is a pediatric oncology service providing?

What exactly is a pediatric oncology service providing?

See below:: Treating cancer means more than just choosing the right therapy. Cancer impacts the entire family. Support for patients reaches far beyond the halls of a hospital. A coordinated team approach allows access to the physician specialists, nursing staff, physician extenders, child life support, survivers/peer support, convienient accomodations for the stay before, during and after treatments. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pediatric oncology?

What is the definition or description of: pediatric oncology?

Childhood cancer: Pediatric oncology is the study of the diagnosis and treatments for childhood cancers. Much of the treatment involves chemotherapy, which is a major part of pediatric oncology. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the differents careers in pediatric oncology?

Can you please describe the differents careers in pediatric oncology?

Many options: Some specialists are basic science researchers and have little patient care. Some are clinical researchers that are involved with the clinical research trials of pediatric oncology. Some are full time clinicians that take care of patients full time and have little research involvement except for enrolling patients on clinical trials. Some are administrators that keep large programs running smooth. ...Read more

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What are some career paths for a pediatric oncology?

What are some career paths for a pediatric oncology?

Clinical / research: Pediatric hematologist/oncologists can perform full time clinical service in a group practice or in an academic center. They can perform clinical research in association with clinical service. They can perform basic science or translational research primarily or exclusively. Lastly, with experience and accomplishment, they can become administrators ...Read more

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What amount do pediatric oncology social workers make?

What amount do pediatric oncology social workers make?

Depends: Salary of social workers is not information typically available to physicians. Furthermore, salaries depend on many factors such as experience and location that prevents me from giving you a direct answer. I recommend looking in want ads for the information that you seek. ...Read more

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I want to become a pediatric oncology patient at st judes?

I want to become a pediatric oncology patient at st judes?

You can't: To become a patient at st jude, you have to have cancer and paediatric age group. ...Read more

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What is the best pediatric oncology hospital in tx?

TX Oncology hospital: I will answer based on tx = texas (sorry if this is wrong). In my opinion, texas children's hospital baylor college of medicine (http://txch. Org) is an excellent institution. Depending on the age of the child and type of cancer, md anderson might be more appropriate if the child is an older adolescent/young adult or had a more "adult" type of cancer. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a pediatric oncology grief counselor?

Yes.: Children's medical centers have resources who specialize in child bereavement. Your pediatrician, school, psychologist or psychiatrist can also assist. Don't underestimate your clergy or other parents who have struggled with similar experiences. ...Read more

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What are the different centers in pediatric oncology?

There are several: Almost all children with cancer treated in the United States are treated at centers belonging to the children's oncology group. If you go to their website, childrensoncologygroup. Org, you will be able to search for member centers near you. ...Read more

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Can you give me information about pediatric oncology?

Can you give me information about pediatric oncology?

Kids Cancers: Not sure if this is what you are asking, but these are pediatricians who specialize in a fellowship to treat pediatric cancers and hematologic problems. Look for board certification and training. We can direct you to a referral here on Healthtap if necessary. ...Read more

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Can anyone give me information about pediatric oncology? How do they work with family members?

Can anyone give me information about pediatric oncology? How do they work with family members?

See below: Most of the nation's children's medical centers have pediatric oncology resources. This includes working with family members to ensure a coordinated team approach to care. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pediatric oncology and hematology?

What is the difference between pediatric oncology and hematology?

Different focus.: Pediatric oncologogists diagnose, treat and care for children with cancer or malignancies. Some overlap with hematology because they are blood cancers. Pediatric hematologists deal with many blood problems, some which are cancers (leukemia), some which are minor (iron deficiency anemias), some which are life-threatening (aplastic anemia), some which are inherited (sickle cell, hemophilia). ...Read more

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How much time is a fellowship that specializes in pediatric oncology/hematology?

How much time is a fellowship that specializes in pediatric oncology/hematology?

3 years minimum: After completion of medical school, one normally completes a Pediatric residency (3 years) and then a pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship (3 years minimum). Additional time in fellowship training may occur, particularly if the individual desires a research career. ...Read more

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Can you start out with a pediatric oncology fellow and work your way up to a doctor?

See below: Being a pediatric oncology fellow means you have completed medical school (M.D.) and finished residency training (ave. 3 yrs). A fellow is a "full fledged" physician receiving a specialty training in oncology. ...Read more

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Review of tonsillar lymphoma in pediatric patients from the pediatric oncology group: what can be learned about some indications for microscopic examination?

Data says don't: There have been a number of studies (2005 pog study and more recently in 2011 and 2012) to suggest that always doing microscopic examination on routine tonsillectomies is not cost effective. If someone has a index of suspicion (clinical or asymmetric enlargement), then it is warranted. It has been estimated that not doing this automatically could save ~$35 million per year. ...Read more

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How long does a pediatric oncology doctor have to go to school for?

Long time.: The years of school after high school:
college, 4 years.
Medical school, 4 years.
Pediatric residency, 3-4 years.
Peds oncology fellowship 3-5 years.

Not including high school, this is 14-17 years. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an oncologist and a pediatric oncology doctor?

Training and age: They are kind of 2 fields. Pediatric oncology is only for children and teens and has special challenges. Most medical oncologists see only adults. ...Read more

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What to do if I should take to help work towards oncology. Also, to be a pediatric oncologist, what degrees and such do I need to get?

Long way: You need to finish college, then medical school, then 3 years of pediatric residency, then 3 years of pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship. Around 14 years all together. ...Read more

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What's difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?

DifferentSpecialties: Each of the doctors mentioned underwent separate residencies focused on their areas of interest. While there may be overlap in particular diseases treated, they would work together to provide optimal care. For example, a pediatric surgeon may be responsible for the surgical removal of a tumor and the oncologist would be responsible for coordinating chemotherapy. ...Read more

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