6 Types of Cancer That Often Attack Children

types of cancer attack children

Cancer is not just domination by adults. There are some cancer survivors of the age group of children. In Indonesia, it is estimated that there are 9 cases of cancer experienced by every 100,000 children according to the data of Cancer Registration System in Indonesia medio 2005-2007. Half of the cases of childhood cancer is handled late due to already being in an advanced stage.

Quoted from the page Republika, there are at least six types of cancer are often encountered in cases of childhood cancer in Indonesia. This is the type of cancer =

  1. Leukemia.
    This disease is often called blood cancer. The red blood cells from the bone marrow experience malignancy and trigger blood damage. Symptoms that often appear is an enlargement of the liver, spleen, lymph nodes, and testicles that tend to harden. Children who experience more comfortable lifted rather than stand even though he was able to walk. The child can also seizure, skin bleeding, to spontaneous bleeding.
  2. Retinoblastoma.
    This cancer attacks the eye with one of the symptoms there is a white color in the eye manic. Children’s eyes sometimes appear to glow in the dark like a cat’s eye. The sufferer looks cross-eyed, reddened eyes, to swelling in the eyeballs and tissues. The visions tend to be blurry. Retinoblastoma is often experienced by children under five years of age.
  3. Osteosarcoma.
    This cancer attacks the bone. Children who experience it feel bone pain at night and during many activities. When the pain is often followed by red skin and heat sensation also appears. Swelling is generally present in the legs or hands. Child movement becomes very limited. Other symptoms are pain settling in the back, fever, easy fatigue, pale, and weight down.
  4. Neuroblastoma.
    Initially, this cancer is an embryonal tumor in the sympathetic nervous system. Some of the symptoms are inflammation around the eyes and eyes appear prominent. Patients also experience bone pain, flatulence, and diarrhea. Often also appear swelling in the neck, pain, paralysis, until problems in the bladder and intestine.
  5. Malignant lymphoma.
    This cancer attacks the lymph tissue. Symptoms appear swelling in the neck, armpits, groin that there is no pain. Sufferers also experience shortness of breath, fever, weakness, and so forth.
  6. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
    This cancer is often not aware of its existence because it attacks in the area of the ear, nose, and throat. Symptoms include a snot that contains blood, colds, saliva thickens. Patients are also frequent nosebleeds, deafness, tinnitus or buzzing ears, pain in the ears, and ear canal feels full.

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