Cancer can affect people of any age, group including children and very fit looking people as we have an example of the same when we saw one of our top most cricket players suffering from Cancer. However, the good news is that childhood cancer is curable in most of the cases.
Although the exact cause of the childhood cancer is a secret until date but many doctors think that the disease is due to genetic condition such a down syndrome. By the way, in our country alone, more than ten thousand children suffer from this disease every year and there are, still sixty thousand children suffering from the same right now . However, every expert of the field has the opinion that more than seventy percent children can be, cured if the y go under proper treatment and stage of their cancer is not concerned.
Moreover, they would remain fine in the future, if the disease does not reoccur within the next five years while they are treated and found fit. While on the subject this is better to know a few facts about the age group the children suffer from cancer. From age zero to three years, blood cancer, brain caner or kidney tumor is common in kids. Later in age group from three years to ten years or some times even up to twelve years of age the chances of bone cancer, soft tissue tumor and brain cancer are more likely and affect children.
Although there is no reason for childhood cancer that has been, found for childhood cancer specifically. However, genetic predisposition, environmental and dietary factors like children who were not breast-fed could be more prone to childhood cancer.
Any symptom given below that remains there for more than two weeks or more is a first alarm for parents to consult a doctor immediately and one must know that there could be more such symptoms, these are only some of the very common ones:
a- Recurrent infections
b- Swollen lymph glands
c- Change in vision
d- Bleeding from nose or teeth
e- Unusual lump in abdomen
f- Fever not settling down
g- Low platelets
h- Cats eye reflect
i- Sores not healing
j- Change in bowl habits
k- Exposure to pesticides
There is another factor that we should know that most of the parents are not aware of their children suffering form childhood cancer because children do not look ill and act normal in most of the cases unless parents have a strict vigil on them and careful enough to detect any thing extraordinary happening with them. Another factor would make you feel better that most of the children have the ability to find against the diseases on their own as they can challenge the disease through their own immune system.
In the end, life is not easy with cancer as this brings lots of problems and mental tortures as well as expensive. However, keeping a fighting spirit and knowing proper ways to get rid of cancer can help us cure the disease. We have many examples, which we see and find miraculous. They make us feel better and hopeful. Nothing is impossible; faith and willpower are the keys.