"Catch Cancer before it catches You"


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What is it What causes it Defence measures called for
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Cancer in women Cancer in children Cancer and you
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CANCER IN CHILDREN

1. Can cancer develop in children? At what age?

No age is free from cancer. Certain forms of cancer, especially of the eyes and blood are found in young children.

2. If a parent dies of cancer, are the children more likely to have the disease?

The answer is no. In many families where a parent had cancer, the disease does not appear in the children. Again, a person whose family has no record of cancer may develop it. A tendency to develop breast cancer however runs in families. Colonic cancers are not hereditary, published recently by the researchers.

3. Does cancer develop more quickly in children than in older people?

The rate of growth at any age depends upon the type of cancer though cancer does grow faster at younger ages.

4. If detected in time, can cancer in a child be cured more quickly than in an adult?

The cure of cancer has little relationship with age. It depends upon the extent of growth at the time of detection, the adequacy of the treatment given, as well as the typed of cancer detected.

 
 
What is it What causes it Defence measures called for
How to detect it How to treat it Cancer in men
Cancer in women Cancer in children Cancer and you
Caution Facts about cancer
 

Published and issued by STATE CANCER SOCIETY OF MEGHALAYA, for public interest.
For further information you may contact the Member Secretary of the Society, at the Cancer Detection Centre, Civil Hospital Shillong.
Phone : 0364-2500815 (O), Email : scsm@shillong.meg.nic.in