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Identify the symptoms of childhood cancer

Cancer can affect pediatric patients, which ranges from 0 to 18 years.

Cancer is one of the main causes of mortality in childhood and adolescence. Childhood cancer is considered to be any form of cancer that affects pediatric patients, from 0 to 18 years old, and is not different from adult cancer.

Although the warning symptoms of cancer in children are similar to those in adults, it is necessary to go to a specialized treatment center due to these patients’ particularities as they are constantly growing.

Among the main types of cancer suffered by children in Mexico and the world are:

Cancer in children and its symptoms

Having an adequate medical follow-up is ideal to identify possible childhood cancer in time.

Symptoms to watch for include:

  • Listlessness or tiredness
  • Appearance of spots, bruises, or bleeding.
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • Headache
  • Pain without apparent cause.
  • Lack of appetite.
  • Unexplained fever.
  • Unusual movements or lack of physical control.
  • Paleness.
  • Weight loss.
  • Eyesight problems.

It should be remembered that these symptoms, being of growing age, may be due to other causes than possible cancer. Before which the pediatrician must take correct control.

At ABC Medical Center we promote early diagnosis in children and adolescents to increase the survival rate and improve their quality of life. Having equipment and specialists in both, the Pediatric Center and the Cancer Center.


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