An Insight into Childhood Malignancy

Year : 2024 | Volume :13 | Issue : 01 | Page : 07-12

Regina P.F.

Srinivasan G

  1. Associate Professor P K Das College of Nursing Palakkad, Kerala India
  2. Prof. &Principal P K Das College of Nursing Palakkad, Kerala India


Childhood cancers represent a significant public health concern, affecting a vulnerable population with unique biological and developmental characteristics. The aim of this article is to describe the main causes and different types of malignancies in childhood. By understanding the contributing factors towards malignancy in childhood one can plan for the preventive measures and early diagnosis and treatment modalities can be adopted. Even though the treatment patterns have improved, people are still unaware about the symptoms which cause increased mortality and morbidity. This article reviews the prevalence and types of childhood cancers, emphasizing the need for a comprehensive understanding of their etiology. When identified at an early stage, childhood cancer can be partially cured. A recent report from the National Cancer Registry Program (NCRP) in India revealed that cancers in children aged 0–14 constituted 4.0% of all cancer cases. The Population Based Cancer Registry in Delhi recorded the highest age-adjusted incidence rate (AAR), with 203.1 per million in boys and 125.4 per million in girls.

Keywords: Childhood cancers, Pediatric malignancies, Early diagnosis, Preventive measures, Treatment modalities, Symptoms of childhood cancer, Pediatric oncology

[This article belongs to Research & Reviews: Journal of Oncology and Hematology(rrjooh)]

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Volume 13
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Received January 19, 2024
Accepted January 31, 2024
Published April 9, 2024