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CANCER IN CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Relatively rare: a GP will see, on average, one child under the age of 15 years with cancer every 20 years. Prompt diagnosis and referral from primare care may be difficult: many of the diverse symptoms are common and non-specific, and there is a wide spectrum of malignancies.
Consider persistent parental anxiety to be sufficient reason for referral, even when a benign cause is considered most likely. Causes for concern include:
Certain syndromes predispose to cancer. See below:
Cancer Genetics Web https://www.cancer-genetics.org/gchild.htm
Childhood cancers include: