Symptoms of Blood Cancer in Child

Symptoms of Blood Cancer in Children

What is Blood Cancer?

Blood Cancer, or commonly known as Leukemia, is a cancer that attacks blood cells in the body and spinal cord. 

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This leukemia is a type of cancer that infects all ethnic and human races, of all ages ranging from the ages of children to adults. 

In fact, according to a study 1/3 of the deaths of children under the age of 15 are caused by leukemia. This is of course quite high compared to other types of cancers that may be suffered by children.

Most children do not really feel what pain he suffered. So, you as a parent should be aware the Symptoms.

You need to pay attention if the child shows symptoms of blood cancer. If you can detect the symptoms faster, then, treatment will be given more quickly. For that, let's refer to the following 

Symptoms of leukemia in child:


Pale

Children who have a pale face are often mistaken for anemia. In fact, the cause of this anemia varies. Besides because the child is lack of blood due to lack of nutrition, anemia can also be due to children suffering from leukemia and show symptoms such as ordinary anemia.

Fever continuously

Prolonged fever suffered by children with anemia due to white blood cells and children's body is not normal and cannot perform its function as it should. Be aware if a high fever up to 38 degrees Celsius and often suffered by children.

Have swelling

One of the earliest signs of a child suffering from leukemia is swelling in the lymph nodes. This swelling often occurs in the chest, neck and armpits. This lymph node can experience swelling due to the accumulation of abnormal white blood cells.

Bone pain

For a child suffering from leukemia, he will complain of pain in the bone without cause. This is due to the abnormal white blood cells in the bone marrow.

Easy bleeding and bruising

Children with leukemia are often easily injured. This is because their body has trouble in freezing blood. Not only those, children who suffer from leukemia also frequent nosebleeds, and experiencing bleeding gums.

Easy to get infected

Leukemia also makes the body of children susceptible to infection. This is because, white blood cells that are supposed to function to fight germs that enter the body and keep the immune system does not perform normally.

Leukemia Stadium in Children

For blood cancer or leukemia, the following is the stage of cancer experienced by the sufferer:

Stage 1
At this stage, the child usually has raised certain symptoms of leukemia, such as bleeding. In stage 1, a child suffering from leukemia will experience bleeding in case of injury. The injury suffered by leukemia children will be difficult to close and the blood is difficult to freeze. As a result, children can be susceptible to anemia. You may be able to see if your child's blood tends to be pink, as this indicates that the child is beginning to experience the initial symptoms of leukemia

Stage 2
While in stage 2, the leukemia experienced by a child belongs to an advanced stage. Generally, it is in this stage that a new child is brought to consult a doctor about the illness he or she is experiencing. In fact, if new treatments are done at this stage, then treatment will be more difficult.

Stage 3
If leukemia or blood cancer has entered stage 3, then now usually cancer cells have spread to nearby lymph nodes. Usually, in this stage 3 the child will experience swelling or lump in certain areas. Even some organs may show signs of abnormality in this phase. Organ that usually suffers from abnormalities due to cancer is the kidney and heart.

Stage 4
Stage 4 is the final stage of cancer. At this stage, a child suffering from blood cancer or leukemia will show more frequent bleeding symptoms. The child's body is more easily injured. Not only that, children will also be more susceptible to infection as well as shortness of breath. Anemia suffered by children was getting worse, organ damage also continues.


With the rapid spread of blood cancer above, then the early detection of blood cancer or leukemia in children is needed. The faster the parents recognize the symptoms and bring it to the doctor, and then the treatment will be given faster. This can increase the life expectancy and recovery of children with leukemia to heal even higher.

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