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Paediatrics - specialist treatments for children
Paediatric cancer treatments
Proton therapy is an advanced radiation treatment of an entirely different type, that is especially suitable for children.
Children are very susceptible to developing secondary cancers after radiotherapy, because as cells divide to grow they are much more sensitive to radiation.
Paediatric neurosurgery or transplants at university hospitals in Germany, heart and cancer treatments at university hospitals in the USA and major hospitals or specialist treatment centres in Europe and USA.
Proton therapy exposes healthy tissues to much lower levels of radiation, making it a much gentler and safer form of treatment, with special benefits for young children and the elderly.
With brain tumours especially, radiotherapy can cause damage which restricts growth and development, so it is usually ruled out as too dangerous for children.
Certain neurosurgical diseases (e.g. malformations of the nervous system, growth disorders of the cranial bones, etc.) occur exclusively or initially in infancy or in childhood.
Also neurosurgical diseases which affect adults can have different characteristics in childhood, e.g. growing skull fractures, brain tumours, disorders of the cerebrospinal fluid circulation.