11 Signs Of Children And Teenager Cancer Parents Should Not Ignore

Cancer is a chronic condition and survivors often experience lifelong health issues related to cancer and its treatment despite being cured of cancer.

Although cancer in children is rare, it is always life-threatening and the leading cause of death by disease past infancy among children in many countries.

The causes of childhood cancers are largely unknown. 

Mostly,  it include various malignancies resulting from uncontrolled proliferation of cells in blood, bone, muscle, skin and the central nervous system.

The most common types of cancer diagnosed in children and adolescents are:

1. Leukemia - a cancer that affects the white blood cells.

2. Central nervous system (CNS) tumors - the tumor obstructs the flow of brain fluid.

3. Lymphoma - cancer attacks the lymphatic system, a network of organs and tissues responsible for 
organic defense.

4. Rhabdomyosarcoma - begins in the retina and attacks the eye.

5. Neuroblastoma - affects the peripheral nervous system. Lumps in the abdomen, neck or pelvis.

6. Wilms tumor - attacks the kidneys and is more common in children who are 2-4 years old.

7. Osteosarcoma - a cancer that attacks the bones, especially the area around the knee.

8. Gonadal (testicular and ovarian) germ cell tumors.

You must remember that children are not small adults. Their physiology is different, so signs of 
cancer will also be different. So better pay attention to complaints of children and adolescents. 

Symptoms of childhood cancer.
1. Weight loss — unexplained and ongoing.
2. Pain in the bones and joints when playing games or other activities.
3. Vomiting accompanied by headaches, usually in the morning.
4. Lumps that do not yield — usually appearing on the neck, armpits, groin and abdomen.
5. Increased belly volume
6. Petechia — tiny red spots that indicate bleeding of blood vessels, generally capillaries.
7. Purple spots on the skin (hematoma)
8. Off-white brightness on a retina when the eye is exposed to light
9. Constant tiredness and paleness — anemia.
10. Persistent fever of undetermined or unknown origin.
11. Frequent infections, indicating low immunity.

If you identify one or more of these symptoms in your child or teen, seek medical attention. Be aware if symptoms persist despite treatment, return to the doctor and insist on a more careful diagnosis or consult a second opinion.

(Source: FamilyShare)
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