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Childhood Cancer

The International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is widely known per annum in September to boost awareness about childhood cancer, and to precise support for youngsters and adolescents with cancer, the survivors, and their families.

Cancer is one of the foremost traumatic health concerns around the world and if diagnosed in children it’s more disturbing and distressing.

per annum, an estimated 70,000 to 80,000 new cases of childhood cancer are detected in India, among which leukemia is that the commonest. As many as around 35-40 percent of cases are leukemia.

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WHAT IS CHILDHOOD CANCER ?

The organs and tissues of the body are made from tiny building blocks called cells. Cancer may be a disease of those cells.

In children, cancer can occur anywhere within the body, including the blood and lymph gland system, brain and medulla spinal, kidneys, and other organs and tissues. Cancer starts when healthy cells transform and grow out of control. These cells then form a mass called a tumor which may be benign or cancerous. A cancerous tumor is malignant which suggests it can grow and spread to other parts of the body. A benign tumor can grow but won’t spread to the opposite parts of the body.

Childhood cancer often is hard to detect in its early stages because the Related Symptoms and Signs Are Very Nonspecific. And Similar to Common Disorder Symptoms.

Children with cancer often suffer not just physically but also have To Isolated for Most of the Time From their Siblings, Friends. Often Go to Hospitals, Not Participating in Sports Activity if Health Condition Becomes Poor .it will Also Emotionally Breaks them Sometimes.

Risk Factors Of Childhood Cancer

Cancer isn’t infectious neither contagious. You can’t catch it from another person, and your children cannot pass it on to other children. It’s very rare that two children in one family to be diagnosed with childhood cancer.

  • Medical conditions like mongolism
  • Problems with development within the womb
  • Genetics
  • Exposure to infections
  • Exposure to radiation
  • Cancer treatments.

Types Of Childhood Cancer:-

Childhood cancer is termed a variety of cancer types and noncancerous tumors found in children. It’s also called pediatric cancer. The kinds of cancers that occur most frequently in children are different from those in adults.

In very rare cases, children may even develop cancers that are far more common in adults.

Common Cancer Types Develop in Children:-

Leukemia (Blood Cancer)

Brain and medulla spinal tumors

Neuroblastoma (Nerve Cancer)

Wilms Tumor (Kidney Tumors)

Wilms tumor lymphoma (including both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin)

Rhabdomyosarcoma

Retinoblastoma (Eye Cancer)

Bone cancer.

Symptoms of Childhood Cancer

  1. Headaches, often with early morning vomiting
  2. Increased swelling pain in bones, joints, back, or leg stump or mass, especially in the abdomen, neck, chest, pelvis, or armpits.
  3. Continued, unexplained weight loss
  4. Developing in Rash.
  5. Constant infections
  6. A whitish color behind the pupil, squint or redness in the eye, shrunken or swollen eye.
  7. Constant tiredness or noticeable paleness.
  8. Eye or vision changes occur suddenly and persist.
  9. Recurrent or persistent fevers of unknown origin.

Treatment for Childhood Cancer

Treatment of Cancer in Children’s Are depend upon Various Factors like Age, sort of Cancer. The severity of Cancer. Generally, cancer is rare in children. It’s hard for Doctors to Plan Treatments unless they know what Effective in Other Children is. Doctors Who Treat Children Are referred to as pediatric oncologists. There Are Some Treatments that are utilized in Children’s.

 

 

  1. Chemotherapy: – in Chemotherapy Treatment Medications Are wont to Eliminate Remaining Cancer Cells. Generally, Drugs Are Given To Child Through Venues OR Mouth. Some Chemotherapy drugs, Are Provide Through cerebrospinal fluid. Its Duration Are Depends On which Cancer the kid has, and the way Children answer it.
  2. Radiation: – the utilization of energy to kill cancer cells.
  3. Surgery: – to get rid of cancerous cells or tumors.
  4. Targeted Therapies: – during this Specific Drugs Are Used for Specific parts of Cancer cells. It’s Sometimes Work if Chemotherapy Doesn’t Work.