Child, adolescent and young adult resources

Warning signs of cancer in children

Cancer in children is rare and potentially curable in over 70 per cent of patients. Early diagnosis is important, particularly with solid tumours where, in most cases, treatment can be less intensive and more successful if the tumour is smaller and has not spread from the primary area at the time of diagnosis.

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Potential late effects of cancer treatment

Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery used in the management of cancer can lead to long-term adverse health effects which may manifest many years after completion of treatment. Ongoing screening and management of potential late effects of cancer treatments in long-term cancer survivors is essential in optimising health outcomes.

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