Hair Loss

Losing hair is a common side effect of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. This is due to the effect of the therapy that targets the cancer cells affecting the hair growth cells. The thinning of hair starts from 7 to 10 days after the first treatment. Some people prefer to cut their child’s hair short or shave off their hair completely.

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Fatigue

Fatigue is a common condition that is experienced by children undergoing cancer treatment. Children experiencing fatigue will explain the feeling as being tired and weak, the following are the common causes why a child experiences severe fatigue,  Surgery Chemotherapy treatment  Radiation therapy  Poor nutrition Low blood counts Pain Fever Poor quality of sleep Worry How to effectively manage fatigue If

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Constipation

Children undergoing cancer treatments sometimes experience hard stools that cause them to pass less frequently than usual. This is quite common due to the intake of medications during chemotherapy such as vincristine. It is administered for alleviating pain and also causes constipation. The better choice is to prevent constipation conditions rather than looking to treat it some ways that can

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Diarrhea

What is Diarrhea and Why does it occur Diarrhea is a condition caused due to the stools becoming watery and occurs more often than regular. When experiencing this, the child may experience severe cramping and lose control of their bowel movements. In simple terms, diarrhea is the passing of loose stools more than three times within the span of 24hrs. 

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Treatment Side effects

Like all therapies, there are results of cancer treatment additionally and they happen when healthy cells are harmed. The aftereffects of various chemotherapy and radiation treatments are unique, each has its secondary effects because of the various types of medicine utilized. The side effects may sometimes be experienced immediately or after 10 days or even after months of starting treatment. 

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Treatment Options

Once the diagnosis for your child is complete, a treatment plan will be created by the healthcare team. This treatment plan will frame what sorts of treatment will be utilized on the kid, the recurrence at which the medication will be managed, and the term of the treatment time frame. The treatment is individualized and customized as per the needs

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Dehydration

While going through cancer medicines, the prescriptions will make the kid experience fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. All these are the main reasons why your child experiences dehydration. And the reason behind that is that they cannot drink enough water or fluids to replace the ones that have been lost.  The following are the common signs of dehydration. No tear creation

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Bone Marrow Aspirate

What are Bone Marrow Aspirate and Biopsy To look for the signs of cancer and to further establish the presence of cancer, a test is conducted. This test includes the removal of a little sample of liquid from inside the bone which is then sent off to the research center for additional investigation under the magnifying lens and testing. This

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Blood Studies

Blood studies are tests that are taken to examine a patient’s blood. Blood tests are the most common tests taken for cancer patients. By examining the blood, doctors are able to identify the type of disease the patient has, and based on that they can follow a course of treatment by administering the right treatment dosage.  There are different ways

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Biopsy

A biopsy is often recommended if your doctor thinks that your child might have cancer.  While going through a biopsy, your PCP will take a modest quantity of tissue from the region where the cancer is evidently present. The tissue that is extracted is then sent to the laboratory and is so closely examined under a microscope by a specialist

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