Coping with cancer is difficult. Diagnosis and treatment is difficult as treatment options are different for every child. Parents should understand what is the best option for the child and help
Bone cancer accounts for about 3% of childhood cancer. It is occurring often in teens and children. Here cancer starts in bone and then spreads to other organs.
Rhabdomyosarcoma is rare type of cancer in soft tissue or skeletal muscle tissue. It can appear in bladder and uterus too. Most often it appears in children than adults.
Neuroblastoma most commonly found in embryo or fetus. It starts in immature or developing embryo cells – in nerve cells. It is rare in children older than 10 years.
Leukemia is group of cancer cells that originate in leukocytes or the WBC that originate in bone marrow. WBC helps in fighting diseases. A disturbance in normal WBC production causes multiplication of immature or damaged WBCs resulting in cancer.
In children lifestyle does not play much role or influence cancer development. Mother drinking during pregnancy increases risk of baby having cancer.
Cancer in children can be difficult to recognize right away when the symptoms start. Reason for this is, many symptoms are often appeared as regular and common illness and injuries.
Study shows that cancer in childhood is rare, and the rate at which new cases develop among children (incidence) is 15.3 per 100,000 per year