If you hear of children who have a disease like cancer, it feels sad all. But the facts show that it is indeed the case. There are thousands of children who are currently struggling with the disease in order to maintain their lives.
The abnormal cells usually spread following the blood and lymph systems in the human body penyakit lupus. These cells are different from normal cells that divide regularly and does not damage other cell network.
Children are generally many who suffer from this type of cancer Leukemia (Blood Cancer) and Retinoblastoma (Retina Eye Cancer). Pediatrician Hematology Oncology of the hospital Darmais dr. Haridini Intan S. Mahdi, SpA explained that 70 percent of people with leukemia were children, the rest adults.
While lower retinoblastoma, which is about 20 percent of patients were children, the rest adults. Trigger cancer of the retina is mostly genetic, added Dr. Haridini.
In Indonesia, the age range of childhood cancers generally begin 3-10 years. The trigger still can not be explained with certainty, or often called multifaktoral or a lot of factors.
Leukemia (blood cancer)
Leukemia is a cancer most common in children, which is about 33 percent of all cancers in children.
The most common type of leukemia is acute lymphocytic leukemia (acute lymphocytic leukemia / ALL) and acute myelogenous leukemia (acute myelogenous leukemia / AML). The symptoms of this lekemia is pale, often fever, bone and joints pain, weakness, bleeding, fever, weight loss and other symptoms.
Cancer of the brain and nervous system
Cancer of the brain and nervous system are the second cancer common in children, which is about 21 percent. Most of the brain cancer that occurs in children involving the brainstem or cerebellum.
At this early stage is usually characterized by frequent headaches, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, dizziness and difficulty walking or holding objects.