CANSA's Tough Living with Cancer (TLC) Programme

Warning Signs – Childhood Cancers

Warning Signs – Childhood Cancers

Between 800 and 1 000 South African children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer each year. If detected early, most children can be treated successfully.

Public awareness re the symptoms of Childhood Cancer is vital. If the cancer is detected early, then chances of surviving Childhood Cancer may be as high as 77%.

Childhood cancers share general symptoms with other illnesses, but if one or more of the following symptoms persist, seek medical assistance immediately. Children with cancer need to receive the right treatment, preferably in a paediatric oncology unit – read more about types of cancers affecting children in South Africa.

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Warning Signs & Facts Childhood Cancer:

CANSA Warning Signs Adult-Youth-Bookmark
Waarskuwingtekens van kanker gedurende kinderjare

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For further information please contact Vera van Dalen, CANSA TLC (Tough Living with Cancer programme), email: or phone the toll free line at 0800 22 66 22.


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