Children often have fever, weakness, abdominal distension and pain? 8 Warning signs to check early to prevent acute lymphoblastic leukemia!

Every child is very fond of their parents. A slight fever, rash, bruise, pain and other symptoms will always make people take special care of them. However, sometimes the same problems still occur frequently, or even more and more. It’s not just a simple injury or illness, but also “acute lymphoblastic leukemia”.

The Children’s Cancer Foundation reminds that acute lymphoblastic leukemia childhood cancer is not a terminal disease, and the first-line treatment has a high cure rate. If it is refractory, there are other treatment methods. Children who often have eight symptoms should be checked and treated as soon as possible.

The highest proportion of childhood cancer!
Understanding acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Lin Dongcan, chairman of the Children’s Cancer Foundation, said that acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the disease with the highest proportion of childhood cancers, with 1 in 4 children suffering from cancer, and the incidence rate is about 25%. Dr. Chen Bowen, Chief Executive Officer of the Children’s Cancer Foundation and the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Hexin Cancer Center Hospital, also pointed out that the disease mainly occurs in children under 18 years old, of which 3-5 years old are the most common, and the risk of boys is slightly higher than that of girls. high, with low incidence in adults.

The causes and risks of acute lymphoblastic leukemia are mainly related to the exposure of pregnant women to X-rays, chemotherapy, or exposure to various types of radiation, or genetic or chromosomal aberrations during pregnancy or before birth. 

The increased risk of genetic and chromosomal aberrations includes Down syndrome, neurofibromatosis type I, Bloom syndrome, Fanckney anemia, ataxia-microangiectasia post-group, and Li-Fraumeni disease post-group , mismatch repair genes cannot function properly, etc. All of the above may increase the risk of childhood morbidity.

8 Symptoms Pay attention to
acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the first childhood cancer!

Dr. Chen Bowen said that after the onset of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the patient’s lymphatic system and bone marrow will produce excessive, immature and useless lymphocytes, which compress the space of normal blood cells and lymphocytes, and affect the functions of the body and the immune system.

Patients often have a variety of atypical symptoms, which are often mistaken for minor colds, minor injuries, and minor problems. Eight common symptoms include: bone or joint pain, paleness, fatigue, and weakness, lymph nodes that are tender to the touch and painless lumps, Skin rash, inexplicable fever, abdominal distention, abdominal pain, bruising and bleeding, poor appetite, etc.

Dr. Chen Bowen reminded that the disease progresses rapidly and violently. If regular treatment is not taken in time, it may be life-threatening in just a few months, and it is still the number one cancer that causes the most deaths in children. There are a variety of treatment methods, and the first-line cure rate is about 90%.

If parents find that their children have these symptoms, they should be alert and take their children to the pediatric hematology and oncology department for examination as soon as possible, so as to facilitate early diagnosis and early treatment.

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