Heart cancer(childhood)

By: Demri,Lily,Chrystel

Statistics

About 69.4% people died from heart cancer in five years
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symptoms

  • Chest pain or pressure

  • Cough, which may be productive of a pink, frothy sputum

  • Fatigue

  • Fever

  • Irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)

  • Shortness of breath, which may be worsened by lying flat

  • Swelling in the feet and ankles

  • Unexpected weight gain or loss

  • Weakness (loss of strength)

  • Widening and thickening of the fingertips (clubbing)

  • http://www.cancer.gov/types

Prevention

You can prevent heart cancer by eating right and exercising everyday.

Treatments

  • http://www.cancer.gov/Participation in a clinical trial that is testing promising new therapies and treatments for heart cancer

  • Physical therapy to help strengthen the body, increase alertness, reduce fatigue, and improve functional ability during and after cancer treatment

  • Radiation therapy to attack cancer cells and manage symptoms

  • Surgery to remove cancer and preserve function of the heart types

  • Palliative care to improve the overall quality of life for families and patients with serious diseases

Demographics/Heredity

Cardiac tumors are rare and might be rare for it to be passed on by genetics.
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Prognosis

Heart cancer survival rate is 11% to !4%.
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