Referral

GPs will refer children with a suspected cancer or haematological disorder to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

The next step is an appointment in the Outpatient Clinic in the Children's Hospital with a paediatrician (a doctor who specialises in treating children) or a paediatric-oncologist (a doctor who specialises in treating children with cancer).

The doctor will examine the child and may request tests and investigations to establish the cause of any symptoms.

More information on Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children.