Hundreds of children diagnosed with cancer in South Africa each year!
Cancer can be devastating diagnosis and can have a huge effect not only on the child but on the entire family. Most childhood cancer can be treated successfully if they are detected early and the chances of survival are as high as 77%.
Childhood cancer are caused by a variety of genetic and environmental factors. Leukaemia is the most prevalent kind of cancer among South African children.
Signs of Childhood Cancer
- CONTINUED, UNEXPLAINED WEIGHT LOSS
- HEADACHES, OFTEN WITH EARLY MORNING
- INCREASED SWELLING OR PERSISTENT PAIN IN BONES, JOINTS, BACK OR LEGS
- LUMPS OR MASS, ESPECIALLY IN THE ABDOMEN, NECK,CHEST, PELVIS OR ARMPITS
- DEVELOPMENT OF EXCESSIVE BRUISING, BLEEDING, OR RASH
- CONSTANT INFECTIONS
- A WHITISH COLOUR BEHIND THE PUPIL
- NAUSEA WHICH PERSISTS OR VOMITING WITH NAUSEA
- CONSTANT TIREDNESS OR NOTICEABLE PALNESS
- EYE OR VISION CHANGES WHICH OCCUR SUDDENLY AND PERSIST
- RECURRENT OR PERSISTENT FEVERS OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN