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75K children diagnosed with cancer every year

75K children diagnosed with cancer every year
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India is home to at least 20 percent of global child cancer burden, with nearly 75,000 children affected by cancer every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Non-communicable diseases, including cancer, is almost 50 percent of the total death among children between 5 years and 14 years and this situation can be improved by ensuring awareness that is increased about the problem and ensures access to quality health services for all, say Doctor on International Children’s Cancer Day on February 15.
The most common type of cancer of childhood is leukemia, brain cancer, lymphoma, and solid tumors such as neuroblastomas and wilms tumors.
Cancer burden of high childhood in low and medium-income countries where health systems are weak and contribute to the healing level of less than 30 percent due to significant obstacles in early diagnosis, inability to diagnose accurate health care, poor facilities, and inability to Start immediate care.
Srikanth Soma, a surgical oncologist consultant, SLG Hospital, said: “Apart from a drastic increase in cancer care services over the past few decades, India continues to have a low success rate when it comes to cure cancer.
It is because most of the malignancy What is brought to a doctor’s notification is in the advanced stage.
Lack of consciousness, treatment rejection, and financial constraints are one of the main reasons for delays in seeking right medical care.
“The other major problem is that childhood cancer treatment services are currently only available in tertiary health centers in big cities, forcing the majority of India to depend on some of these centers.”
Narender Kumar Tota, Medical Consultant Oncology & Haemato Oncology & Stem Cell Special Transplant Bone, KimS Hospital, said: “(As much as) 1.6 to 4.8 percent of all cancers in India seen in children under 15 years and The overall incidence of 38 to 124 per million children, per year, is lower than that in developed countries.
“Inter-regional variations that are quite large in the incidence and deaths in India suggest possible shortages of cases and death notices, especially in rural areas.
Unlike adult malignancy, childhood cancer has no cause in case of the majority.
Only 10 cases Percent is caused by genetic reasons.
Cancer childhood cannot be prevented or identified through screening.

According to Dr.
Revanth Reddy, a consultant surgical oncologist, aware of Gleneagles Global Hospital, financial support through health insurance promoted by the government and holistic support through philanthropic organizations has increased compliance and results.
“Moving forward, the focus must strengthen cancer applicants to capture national data, raising awareness of childhood cancer among caregivers and health care workers for early recognition and increase the accessibility of child cancer care services in the big cities,” he said.
Cancer symptoms of childhood generally include weight losses that cannot be explained, persistent pain in bones, joints or feet, bumps / mass in the stomach, chest, neck or pelvis, excessive bruising or bleeding, vaginal discharge, vaginal discharge, pupil rental etc.
In infants and children less than a year, neuroblastoma seems to be one of the most common cancers while in children between 1-4 years of general leukemia, and in children between 9-16 years, bone cancer often occurs.
Treatment for cancer such will include operations, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or combination depending on the nature of malignancy and presentation phase.
Doctors say the focus must increase awareness about childhood cancer and symptoms among parents and health care providers and increase access to health care to remote areas.
India needs to have a special policy framework for overcoming child cancer treatments, they add.

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