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FACTS ABOUT CHILDHOOD CANCER

Facts You Need to Know About Childhood Cancers

Cancers in Children is an aspect with growing incidence rates. It is essential to detect and diagnose the cancers early so that timely treatment can be done.  Moreover, it is essential to opt for the right treatment modality also to control the spread of cancer and the impact that it would be having on the life of the child

 

Every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer.

  • About 300,000 kids worldwide are diagnosed with cancer each year. 1 in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer.
  • 43 children per day or 15,780 children per year are expected to be diagnosed with cancer.
  • Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children     

The most common childhood cancer is leukaemia. Other cancers that typically attack children include:                                                                                                                                                             

  • Brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Wilms tumor
  • Lymphoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Bone cancer

 Regular follow-up care is very important for survivors of childhood cancer.

The treatment of cancer often causes health problems for childhood cancer survivor’s years or decades after successful treatment has ended. Known as late effects, these health issues include secondary cancers, cardiovascular complications, endocrinopathy, fatigue and cognitive problems. Regular follow-up by health professionals who are trained to find and treat late effects is important.

 There are many things that people usually are not aware of but can cause cancers in children.

One of them is also the treatment of young children with drugs. There are unnatural additives in drinking water, for example recently the CDC announced that young children, toddlers, should not be exposed to tap water that has added fluoride in it and because the fluoride, as they say, is a very strong poison that is added to drinking water, under the pretense that it helps with the teeth of children which has never been proven, in fact it’s quite the opposite, it can cause damage to teeth and fluoride is a carcinogen and can cause cancer and that is why now there is a great amount of caution at least to keep children away from tap water that had been polluted with fluoride.