15 February, 2022

February 15 World Childhood Cancer Day

What are the suspicious symptoms that will lead to the possible diagnosis of childhood cancer?

– Fever without a clear source of infection.

– Mass (tumor) in any part of the body, ie in the head, neck, chest, abdomen, legs, etc. Special clinical and radiological examinations will lead to the diagnosis.

– Symptoms from the nervous system, such as headache, vomiting (especially in the morning), change in the child’s behavior, etc.

-Bleeding to the skin without injury in the form of red spots called patches or bruises called eczema. In some cases there is bleeding from the nose, gums, urine, stomach, etc.

– Symptoms from the eyes can lead to an early diagnosis. Such symptoms are swelling or drooping of the eyelids, the projection of the eyeball forward, the white-yellow bright color on the pupil, the bruises on the eyelids, the sudden change in visual acuity, etc.

Pain on the body (head, abdomen, limbs) and especially pain in the bones of the limbs and waist.

Various other symptoms such as anorexia, malaise, pallor, fatigue, weight loss, etc., alone or in combination with any of the above, require the child to be examined.


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