Childhood Cancer

By: Imani-Zahkia Newton

Childhood Cancer

What is Cancer ? Unlike cancer in adults children cancer is mostly unknown. Most childhood cancers are in the white blood cells brains,bones,and the lymphatic systems.Cancer in children is no ones fault but most often adult blame themselves. Mutations in certain genes may affect the way the child cells grow. Chemicals,high birth weight or radiation play a role. There is no symptoms for cancer and the cancer depends on the type of cancer you have and the place it is in. Children cancer is more curable than adults.

More Info. about Childhood Cancer

Many children are tested for cancer and more still may be needed.Cancer is graded on how abnormal the cancer cells look when you see them in a microscope. The more abnormal the cells look the faster they grow. They make sure the cancer is not spreading in any other place in the body. They also check the location of the primary tumor also how many tumors and the size of the tumors.To treat cancer you may have more than one surgrey or treatments like Chemotherapy,Radiation and surgery to remove the tumor.
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Facts

  • Treatments & Therapies :Chemotherapy,Radiaition,Bone Marrow Transplant,New & Developeing Therapies,Immune-Based Therapies

  • Leukemia is the most common type of childhood cancer

  • healthy cells grow at a steady rate but with cancer the cells grow out of control

  • Fueled by compassion since opening doors in 1981

  • 80% of childhood cancer cases can be successfully treated

  • 12% of children diagnosed with cancer do not survive