Pediatric Oncology

Our Pediatric Hematology & Oncology team under the leadership of Dr. Shazia Riaz, is committed to delivering state-of-the-art patient care with the highest level of integrity. We believe in a patient-centered evidence based clinical practice model.

Services

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology team is led by Dr. Shazia Riaz who is a Diplomate American Board of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology as well as a Diplomate American Board of Pediatrics. She was the Head of the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Center from April 2012 to August 2014. Dr. Shazia Riaz has worked extensively with patients undergoing Allogeneic and Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation from 2004 to 2011 for both cancer and non-cancer conditions.

 

Her specialized interests are listed below:

 

Special Clinical Interests

Allogeneic Bone-marrow Transplantation

Hematological Malignancies

Solid Tumors

Nervous System Childhood Cancers

Aplastic Anemia

 

Research Interests

Long-term Pediatric Cancer Survivorship

Gene Therapy Applications in Childhood Blood Disorders

Globin Gene Transfer and Epigenetics

 

 

WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS THAT WE DIAGNOSE AND TREAT:

 

CILDHOOD CANCERS

All childhood cancers are accepted including Leukemias, Lymphomas, Nervous System Cancers, Bone Cancers, Eye Cancers, Abdominal Malignancies

No exceptions based on age or stage of cancer

 

CHILDHOOD BLOOD DISORDERS

All childhood blood disorders are accepted

Including Aplastic Anemia, Thalassemia, Sickle Cell Disease, Other Anemia

 

Coagulations and bleeding Disorders:

Platelet function disorders, low platelets

Deep Venous Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism

No exceptions based on age or severity of disease

 

BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION

Future Services (Service currently unavailable at this site)

We have expertise and experience in both Allogeneic and Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation for both cancerous and non-cancerous conditions. We feel enthusiastic about our mission to make Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation other Cell Based Therapies widely available in Pakistan in near future.

 

WHAT OTHER SERVICES DO WE OFFER:

 

NEW DIAGNOSES

DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND MANAGENET OF ALL CHILDHOOD [Age 0 to 18 Yr] CANCERS AND BLOOD DISORDERS REGARDLESS OF PATIENT AGE AND STAGE OF DISEASE

 

INTERNATIONAL REFERRALS

INITIAL DIAGNOSIS, WORK UP AND REFERRAL FOR PATIENTS PLANNING TO RECEIVE TREATMENT ABROAD ALONG WITH NECESSARY INTERVAL FOLLOW UP AND LIASON WITH THEIR ONCOLOGISTS / HEMATOLOGIST AT FOREIGN UNIVERSITY / INSTITUTE

 

BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION CONSULTANCY
ASSESSMENT FOR BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION CANDIDACY and long-term follow up of a patient who has received bone marrow transplant from out of country / town in past

 

SECOND OPINION AND EDUCATION

SECOND OPINIONS, PROGNOSIS COUNSELING, EDUCATION AND INFORMATION ABOUT AVAILABLE TREATMENT AND INFORMATION OPTIONS

 

PAIN, PALLIATION & HOSPICE

END OF LIFE CARE AND DECISIONS SUPPORT

 

LONG-TERM CANCER SURVIVORSHIP


LONG-TERM
FOLLOW UP FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLSCENTS WHO ARE SURVIVOR OF A PREVIOUS CANCER

 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHILDHOOD CANCERS / WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSIDER SEEING A PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGIST & ONCOLOGIST :

 

Signs and symptoms of childhood cancer and blood disorders vary considerably. A consideration should be given to consult a Pediatric Hematologist & Oncologist if any of the following symptoms are present for some time and are unexplained despite initial evaluation and work up by Pediatrician:

  • Unexplained fever for more than a few weeks
  • Severe weight loss that is otherwise unexplained
  • Abnormal swelling in bone, joint or abdomen
  • New onset of recurrent infections in a child or adolescent who was previously healthy
  • New onset severe anemia or low hemoglobin levels, otherwise unexplained
  • Abnormally low or abnormally high white blood cells, red blood cells or platelets counts that are not readily explainable
  • New onset of recurrent seizures, localized weakness, severe headaches in a child or adolescent who was previously healthy and their CT scan or MRI of brain shows suggestion of abnormal growth or mass

Family history of same childhood cancer or blood disorder in more than one siblings or first degree relatives

Doctors

Dr Shazia Riaz

Hematology & Oncology - Pediatric Oncology

Hematologist and Oncologist

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