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Does the pediatric intensivist treat children with cancer?

Alvin Jeffery
Pediatric Nursing

Yes, a pediatric intensivist can treat children with cancer. However, a hematologist/oncologist (cancer specialist) will be responsible for the treatment of the actual cancer. The intensivist is responsible for treating severe/life-threatening problems that develop due to the cancer. These problems may include respiratory distress/failure, low blood pressure, bleeding, etc.

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