BLOOD CANCER IN CHILDREN
Though rare all types of blood cancer do occur in children. The most common is ALL or Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. This is a curable cancer if handled properly.
Children below 10 years have the best chance of cure. The reason why these cancers happen is still debated Genetic factors and viruses are important.
The most common symptom is fever Any child with fever more than 2 weeks or body pain especially muscle and joint pain should have blood tests to rule out blood cancer.
Many of these kids grow up and have normal lives.
Dr.K.RAGHU is one of India's senior HAEMATOLOGISTS,
in practice for the past 36 years.
He sees outpatients in Arunodhaya Medical Center, Coimbatore.
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