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Awareness and early detection important in the prevention of Pediatric cancer: Apollo Pediatrician

Awareness and early detection important in the prevention of Pediatric cancer: Apollo Pediatrician

Pediatric cancer awareness is an important factor in the prevention and early detection of Childhood Cancer (pediatric cancer). Education is important to understand types of cancer, the risk factors, and the symptoms according to an awareness statement from Apollo Cradle and Children's Hospital, Chennai.

In the statment Dr. Harish V.S a paediatrician at  the hospital has stated that early detection is essential, as it can greatly improve the chances of successful treatment.  Childhood Cancer, also known as pediatric cancer, is a type of cancer that affects children under the age of 15. It is the second leading cause of death in children after accidents. 

Symptoms 

The symptoms include fatigue, fever, weight loss, bruising or bleeding, pale skin, headaches, and swelling of the abdomen or other parts of the body. Most common cancers among children are leukemia, brain and spinal cord tumors, and lymphoma. Other cancers include neuroblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, Wilms' tumor, and retinoblastoma.

Risk factors include a family history of cancer, exposure to radiation, certain genetic conditions, and exposure to certain chemicals or drugs. The best way to secure a healthy future for children is regular check-ups and screenings for children of all ages. Vaccinations, healthy eating, and avoiding exposure to toxins can also help to reduce the risk of Childhood Cancer. Regular screenings and check-ups are important for children of all ages.