Occasionally miracles happen in intensive care wards. Sometimes a person’s cancer is cured. Dr. Reberto Sapolnik indicates that the interaction between the intensive care team and oncologists allowed for the solution of extremely life-threatening situations for children with Leukemia. Intensive care for children with cancer is crucial for the improvement of their survival rates, with an increasing number of reports on the cure of neoplastic diseases.
Dr. Sapolnik writes, “Cancer itself may cause clinical complications with immediate life threat, such as spontaneous tumor lysis syndrome or tumor compression causing renal insufficiency or intestinal obstruction. Children with cancer often require pediatric intensive care; and thanks to such care, many of them have been able to overcome the most acute phase of the disease.”