Should you have a problem

Call the Children’s Hospital immediately if:

  • Your cast breaks, hurts or irritates your skin, smells bad or has become too big (the limb moves inside).
  • You can feel the cast pressing against a part of the limb, or a small object has become stuck in the cast.
  • You continue to experience strong pain even though you’ve raised the fractured limb (see drawing) and taken the prescribed painkillers.
  • You can’t move your fingers or toes anymore, or they prickle, are swollen, cold or blue or white (they should be pink-coloured).

Paediatric oncology

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Looking ahead through CanSearch

CanSearch, a foundation specialized in childhood cancer finances projects as part of the HUG's paediatric haematology and oncology unit. The purpose of this unit is to treat children with cancer or blood diseases, and to carry out research in order to improve the understanding and treatment of these conditions.

Allô docteur, mon enfant est malade !

Pulsation TV mars 2016 - Mon bébé pleure de manière inhabituelle. Mon enfant a un mal de ventre persistant. Ma fille a 40 de fièvre. Mon fils a des boutons sur tout le corps… Que faire ?


Smoking and alcohol addiction, which are very widespread, sometimes overshadow other substances* or behavioral problems: eating behavior, physical hyperactivity, compulsive shopping... In any case, the impact on the fetus and the child can be significant: poor respiratory adaptation, miscarriage, slow fetal heart rate and withdrawal syndrome at birth, miscarriage, low birth weight and prematurity.

Fetal consequences of addiction vary widely according to the type of addiction.