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Why cancer is different in children?
The diagnosis of cancer in a child is very painful and difficult to digest for the whole family. After a strong emotional impact almost immediately questions arise regarding therapies used, side effects, methods of administration, child welfare, etc.
The types of cancer that develop in children are often different from the ones that develop in adults. Unlike many cancers in adults, childhood cancers are not strongly linked to lifestyle or environmental risk factors. Their causes are still unknown in many cases. So at present it is impossible to take preventive measures towards its occurrence.
Childhood cancers are different also in the kind of neoplasias that they develop. Children develop tumors in the hematopoietic organs (organs producing blood elements) and the lymphatic ones (leukemias and lymphomas), and in the tissues forming the nervous system (brain tumors, neuroblastoma ...) and supporting tissues as bone or muscle (sarcomas).
About 75% of all children's tumors can be cured (another major difference with adult tumors) with the treatments that exist today and more than 80% of children who develop cancer are cured.
But, are children with cancer really cured? YES, cancer cure means that children with cancer will grow up to be adults with complete potential.
Why choosing at Sant Joan de Déu - Barcelona Children's Hospital?
What tumors are most frequently treated at Sant Joan de Déu - Barcelona Children's Hospital?
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