Cancers in children can be hard to recognize right away because early symptoms are often like those caused by much more common illnesses or injuries.
The common Signs ans Symptoms to look out for:
Treatments are chosen for childhood cancers based mainly on the type and stage or extent of the cancer. Treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and other types of treatment. In many cases, more than one of these treatments is used.
Occupational therapists have a vital role in rehabilitation of children having cancer. They focuses on improving patients’ strength, balance and endurance, as well as fine motor and cognitive skills, to restore their previous level of independence. To facilitate independence and a smooth transition back to the community and school, occupational therapists help patients focus on daily living skills like caring for themselves, brushing their teeth, and getting dressed.This may involve teaching new or adaptive techniques for methods of self-care, preparing and eating meals, functional mobility or to perform recreational activities.