80% Of children with cancer manage to overcome the disease
I can imagine that having a child with cancer must be something very hard to live, however, thanks to the new advances of the last 20 years, 80% of the children diagnosed manage to overcome the disease . According to data from the Spanish Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology (SEHOP), the sur
I can imagine that having a child with cancer must be something very hard to live, however, thanks to the new advances of the last 20 years,80% of the children diagnosed manage to overcome the disease.
According to data from theSpanish Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology(SEHOP), the survival of children between 0 and 14 years is much higher than that achieved in adults.
More than half of children with cancer manage to overcome the disease
A couple of months ago my young son was hospitalized due to a minor illness. He was admitted to a children's hospital, where there were children with diseases of all types, some more serious others less.
To get to her room, she had to go through the oncology ward for children, hospitalized children with cancer and their families tried to take their disease there with fortitude and strength. Every day I felt an enormous respect for these families and, above all, a huge feeling of gratitude because my children are healthy, any problem I might have had seemed small.
I can not even imagine what it can mean for a father what it means to have a child with cancer, however, a hopeful fact is that80% of children diagnosed manage to overcome the disease.
There are several factors that have helped more children recover from this disease: La - The creation of pediatric oncological units in hospitals and care centers. This allows specialized attention for children.
- Advancement in the diagnosis of cancer through magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography (PET).
- Standard treatments have been developed through different types of protocols.
Leukemias and tumors of the central nervous system, such as brain tumors or gliomas, are the most frequent types of cancer in childhood. According to the
World Health Organization (WHO), each year more than 27,000 cases of cancer are diagnosed in children under 14 years of age in the region of the Americas and an estimated 10,000 deaths are caused by this disease. In Spain, 1,100 children are diagnosed each year with cancer. However, it is excellent news that survival in children with cancer thanks to the advances achieved in terms of available treatments
, has gone from 50% to 80% in the last 20 years. Early diagnosis of childhood cancer is essential for these children with cancer. The signs and symptoms of childhood cancer depend on the type of disease or its location, although certain signs can help detect it:- Abdominal mass or unusual inflammation
- Prolonged fever without apparent cause
- Paleness, lack of energy and weight loss - Prolonged headaches without apparent cause - Bleeding and bruising that come out easily - Increasing the size of the head - Whitish reflex on the eye