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Knowing these things about Childhood cancer can change life

  • Worldwide, every 3 minute a child is diagnosed with cancer.
  • In India, Approx 5 Children are diagnosed with cancer every hour.
  • Almost 70% of cancer diagnosed children die due to * Lack of Awareness * Late detection * Late diagnosis * Inadequate facilities * The high cost of treatment * The absence of supportive care
  • But some of the things are in our hand--- EARLY DETECTION. Knowing the symptoms can lead to early detection.
  • Early symptoms are similar to common illness but if they do not go away, it is time to contact you doctor. Following are the symptoms:
  • 1.An unusual lump or swelling
  • 2. Unexplained paleness and loss of energy
  • 3.Easy bruising
  • 4. An ongoing pain in one area of the body
  • 5. Limping
  • 6. Unexplained fever or illness that doesn’t go away
  • 7. Frequent headaches, often with vomiting
  • 8. Sudden eye or vision changes or sudden unexplained weight loss
  • Diagnosing cancer early makes the difference between life and death.

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