Psychological support is of great importance when working with cancer patients. The Moscow City News Agency was informed about this by Tatyana Batysheva, a deputy of the Moscow City Duma, director of the Scientific and Research Center of Children's Psychoneurology of the Moscow Health Department.
“Every year Moscow offers new methods of treating cancer patients, including children. Some cancers that seemed irreversible a few years ago are treatable today. It is important that our colleagues have the opportunity to continue conducting scientific research, as well as applying new methods of diagnosis and treatment,”said Tatyana Batysheva. The deputy of the capital's parliament stressed that Moscow is the only region of Russia that covers all the costs of treating children with oncology.
“Since 2014, the city center for pediatric hematology and oncology has been operating at the Morozov Children's Hospital. More than 400 children and adolescents receive medical care here every year. The hospital operates the only city health care unit for bone marrow and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for children. They also carry out molecular, point and immune therapy in children, work on the formation of a modern genetic laboratory and the selection of donors from international registries for bone marrow transplantation,”said the parliamentarian. Tatyana Batysheva emphasized that the Voino-Yasenetsky Scientific and Practical Center for Specialized Medical Care for Children has oncology departments, whose specialists use innovative technologies of oncosurgery. “When it comes to cancer treatment, the most important thing is to choose the right treatment scenario that suits your particular case. Psychological support for children with cancer and their parents is also of great importance. The topic of oncology in our society is still stigmatized and filled with many stereotypes, and one of the tasks of doctors is to help patients understand all the nuances of the current situation and prevent psychological problems. An oncological patient is always afraid, he is confused. However, you need to tune him in to fight the disease, and then the chances of success increase,”added Batysheva.