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Tesãi Foundation remembers the World Day to Fight Childhood Cancer

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Tesãi Foundation remembers the World Day to Fight Childhood Cancer

Childhood cancer includes many different types of tumors that develop in children and adolescents aged 0 to 19 years.

*Support for children and adolescents with cancer, survivors and their families.

Every child has the right to enjoy the benefits of education, food, housing, recreation and adequate medical services, a healthy and happy environment for their harmonious and comprehensive development. It is necessary that families have access to promotion, information, protection, early diagnosis, timely treatment, coverage and universal health assistance for the prevention of childhood cancer.

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The Hospital of Area 2 of the Tesí Foundation remembers within the framework of the “International Day to Fight Childhood Cancer”, that this disease is one of the main causes of mortality among children and adolescents in everyone; Every year, approximately 300,000 children between 0 and 19 years old are diagnosed with cancer, according to the World Health Organization.

Childhood cancer includes many different types of tumors that develop in children and adolescents aged 0 to 19 years. The most common types are leukemia, brain cancer, lymphoma, and solid tumors such as neuroblastoma and Wilms tumor.

Early diagnosis

According to the world health body, in high-income countries, more than 80 percent of children affected by cancer are cured, but in many low- and middle-income countries the cure rate is of approximately 20 percent.

Childhood cancer generally cannot be prevented or detected, the WHO says that improving outcomes for children with cancer requires early and accurate diagnosis followed by effective treatment.

Signs and symptoms

It is essential that parents know and know how to identify some of the signs and symptoms that should be paid attention to.

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-Fever without apparent cause.

-Frequent bleeding from the nose or gums when brushing your teeth.

-Red or purple spots on the skin.

-Bruises without apparent cause.

-Generalized bone and joint pain.

-Vomiting.

-Balls (ganglions) in some part of the body.

-Growth of the liver and/or spleen.

-Progressive paleness, fatigue, tiredness or apathy without apparent cause.

-Loss of appetite.

-Profuse sweating.

-Sudden changes in vision or eyes.

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