Doctors can prescribe anesthetics in the most different situations arising during treatment of children's cancer. For example, can give to patients anesthetics during some medical procedures or in that case when pain is side effect of cancer therapy.
Doctors, most likely, will recommend anesthetic if the child has a long (chronic) pain. The main objectives of any anesthesia are the comfort of the patient, maintenance of work of an organism and the general quality of life.
At potentially painful procedures, for example pricks or more serious interventions — aspirations of marrow or a lumbar puncture in children's oncology several methods of anesthesia are used. Patients are given anesthetics or enter anesthesia during surgical interventions.