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Signs of Childhood Cancer

 

What are the signs of different types of Childhood Cancer?

 

Bone Cancers

  • pain in a bone

  • swelling or tenderness around a bone or joint

  • interference with normal movements

  • weak bones, leading to fractures

  • fatigue, fever, weight loss, anemia

Leukemia

  • lethargy, weakness, paleness, dizziness

  • back, leg, and joint pain, headache, trouble standing or walking

  • easy bruising, unusual bleeding, frequent nose bleeds, bleeding gums, petechiae (red pinpoints on the skin)

  • repeated, frequent infections

  • fever that lasts for several days

  • loss of appetite, weight loss

  • swollen lymph nodes, bloated or tender stomach, swollen liver or spleen

  • night sweats

  • irritability

Neuroblastoma

  • lump or mass in the abdomen, chest, neck, or pelvis

  • loss of appetite, nausea, weight loss, stomach pain, constipation, difficulty urinating

  • changes in the eyes: black eyes, a droopy eyelid, a pupil that doesn't constrict, vision problems

  • pain in the chest, difficulty breathing, persistent cough

  • pain or numbness in the lower extremities, limping, inability to stand, stumbling

  • bone pain, fever, irritability, listlessness

  • backaches (backaches in children are not usual)

Wilms Tumor

  • abdominal swelling and/or pain

  • nausea

  • vomiting

  • constipation

  • loss of appetite

  • fever of unknown origin

  • night sweats

  • abnormal urine color or blood in the urine

  • malaise

Brain Cancers

  • a seizure not related to high fever

  • staring, repetitive automatic movements

  • persistent vomiting without any known cause (projectile vomiting), nausea

  • progressive weakness or clumsiness; neck tilt, squint

  • walking, balance problems

  • precocious puberty; growth retardation

  • sleep apnea

  • vision problems

  • headache, especially that wakes the child up at night or is early in the morning

  • pain, especially back pain, which should be taken seriously in a child

  • changes in personality, irritability, listlessness

  • excessive thirst and excessive urination (rare, if the tumor is pressing against the pituitary)

Rhabdomyosarcoma

  • lump or swelling, firm and painless to touch, in the extremities, the groin area, or the vaginal area

  • drooping eyelids, swelling of the eye, protruding eyeball, rapid vision changes

  • hoarseness, difficulty in swallowing

  • abdominal pain which persists for more than a week


Lymphomas

  • swollen lymph node, especially in the neck, armpit or groin

  • swelling of the face

  • weakness, tiredness

  • sweating, especially at night

  • unexplained fever

  • unexplained weight loss

  • abdominal pain or swelling

  • pain

  • breathing difficulties, occasional cough, sometimes difficulty in swallowing

Retinoblastoma

  • whitish color behind the pupil

  • problems with eye movements (crossed eyes)

  • a red irritation that persists

Additional Signs of Childhood cancer can be found here.



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