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How to Cope-up With Childhood CancerBY: Ritu Choudhary | Category: Childhood Cancer | Submitted: 2010-08-15 18:37:01
More and more teens are now faced with cancer, or because someone closer has cancer in their immediate environment (family, friends) or because they themselves have cancer. When a child parent has cancer or someone else close had experiences with cancer, this may be difficult for a child to understand and to handle. It is also difficult for the ill parent (or other relative / friend) how to involve a child in something as radical. In this one can refers to a number of good websites of associations and bodies that have this focus.
This article covers the the situation of a child who develops cancer: what forms of cancer are most common in children, how these cancers can affect your child and how can you as a parent dealing with the processing of the fact that your child has cancer. In the second half of this article attention is paid to the youth and the risk of cancer that arises from their lifestyle: smoking, alcohol, diet, exercise and stress.
Every year about 400 children under 14 years develops cancer. Between 15 and 24 are nearly 500 patients annually. Of a total of 65,000 new cancer patients, this is a relatively small group. But among children of 0-15 years, mortality from cancer, is most common cause of after natural-death.
The occurrence of cancers in children is not the same as in adults. In children, the most common form of cancer is leukemia and tumors of the central nervous system. Of all young cancer patients who had leukemia in 1999, 30% and 20% was suffering form leukemia and cancer of central nervous system respectively as compared to 7% and 4% in adults. Every year in a country in Europe around 100-120 children get leukemia and 80 children under 15 years get brain tumor. A brain tumor can occur at any age, but they are most commonly found in children between 5 and 10 years old.
Children facing cancer seeing a close relative suffering form it.
For children facing cancer in their environment, the best will be to talk and to make them understand the situation. Different platforms are available on the Internet where a child can talk with peers over the globe. These foundations and organizations also provide information and advice on dealing with cancer.
The Foundation is a Cancer Diagnosis digital peer, for details a family can contact them for both patients and peers support. Another site for fellow sufferers is that of Youth and Cancer Foundation. This foundation also organizes activities. Are you looking for a site with information on cancer for young children than is the ideal site Cancer Ghosts. This site is tailored for children of different age categories: under nine years, from 10-12 years and from 13 years. Also, the site located in separate sections on parents, teachers and helpers. It will include dealing with emotions of children are discussed and recommended books and tips.
Brain tumors in children
Brain tumor after leukemia is the most common childhood cancer. Every year 80 children under 15 years of age develops brain tumor. It can occur at any age, but they are most commonly found in children between 5 and 10 years old.
A tumor in the brains gives a lot of common symptoms like Seizures (epileptic-like), headache, vomiting, behavioral problems, irritability, changes in sleeping or eating, in coordination and clumsiness. The type of problems that may develop inside body is dependent on the placement of tumor in the brain.
Both a benign and a malignant tumor can be life-threatening problems. A "benign" tumor means that the cancer will not grow and proliferate. But it is still placed inside body and is harmful. By its size in the brain, it squeezes or pressurizes on the adjacent optic nerves.
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