Pediatric oncology

It's the study and treatment of childhood cancer. Most cancers that are common in children are different from those seen in adults. Pediatric oncology focuses on cancers in infants, children, and teens. Among children (ages 0 to 14 years), the most common types of cancer are leukemias, followed by brain and other CNS tumors, lymphomas, neuroblastoma, kidney tumors, and malignant bone tumor

Signs and symptoms of pediatric cancer

•Continued, unexplained weight loss.

•Headaches, often with early-morning vomiting.

•Increased swelling or persistent pain in bones, joints, back, or legs.

•Lump or mass, especially in the abdomen, neck, chest, pelvis, or armpits.

•Development of excessive bruising, bleeding, or rash.

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