Detection & Symptoms

What are the symptoms of childhood cancer?
These depend on where the tumour is situated.
Brain tumors cause persistent headaches, vomiting or dizziness.
Other tumours appear as a lump, for example, in the neck or in the abdomen.
Often, there is no pain and even when pain is present, it is rarely severe.

Although cancer can be present, there are often alternative, less serious explanations for some unusual symptoms.

However, if you are in doubt or worried, take the child to your doctor for an examination. If necessary, after tests, the child should be referred to a specialist or hospital.

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