SPECIAL || The crab it does not exempt people because of their age, gender or socioeconomic status. It can affect anyone at any age, including babies, girls, children and teenagers. That’s why it’s important to be on the lookout for some symptoms in girls and childrenas it could be crab childish For minors, crab It is highly likely to be cured if detected early and treated properly, said in an interview with IMAGEN DEL GOLFO Dr. Jonathan Yoval, head of health care for children’s health and crab children of the health jurisdiction of Xalapa.
“Unlike crab in adults, girls and boys children the survival rate is higher if detected early,” he emphasized.
He explained that there are many types crab. But the main ones that are observed at the pediatric level or in childhood are: leukemias, crab of the central nervous system and lymphomas. In adolescents among species of crab The most common are osteosarcomas.
Therefore, “it is important that the people who almost always detect first hand are the mothers and fathers, because they identify something different in their children and therefore they go to the health centers where we have a special card so that we can increase or reject the suspicion and draw up appropriate care protocol’.
SUSPICIOUS SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
-What are some of the main symptoms or signs that can put parents on alert to suspect some kind of crab in childrengirls and boys?
– “There are many signs and symptoms depending on the type of crab It is; however, there are common symptoms, one of which is headache or headache that persists despite the administration of pain reliever or medication to the patients. childrenthat the headache is usually nocturnal: children who wake up with a severe headache that does not go away despite medication”.
Another symptom is, usually in children children between two and 5 years old, usually “white fundus. Seeing the small white eye is also a kind of suspicion of crab“.
In addition, another symptom of suspicion of crab is “inflammation of the nodules, an inflammation that does not respond to medication. The nodes become inflamed in the presence of any infection, especially viral; however, a nodule that does not respond to the drug that is larger than two centimeters or with a firm consistency, this is a sign of suspicion for crab“.
Mothers and fathers should also be aware that their children or girls have “no lump or palpable mass in their abdomen.”
Likewise, “excessive night sweats are another warning sign, called nocturnal diaphoresis, children that they sweat at night in a controlled environment (not warm) is another warning sign for the girl or boy to be seen by a doctor.”
Added to these warning signs are “unexplained bleeding from the nose or gums or bruising on the body for no apparent reason,” as well as “bone pain, that is, bone pain that does not respond to medication. children have expected pain, which is normal growing pains; Bone pain or the identification of a bulge in the bone, usually in long bones, can also be another sign of suspicion of crab childish”.
In the presence of one or more of these warning symptoms, it is advisable for parents not to worry, but to go to a doctor or health centers so that the specialized medical staff can establish the doubts or reject them and check that they are due to another cause, said Dr. Jonathan Yoval.
Dr. Jonathan Yoval explained that in the State Oncology Center (Cecan), located in Xalapa, there is a pediatric oncology area, an accredited medical unit where the necessary care and follow-up of the pathology, that is, the disease or illness, is provided.
According to the population, in cities such as the capital Veracruzana, the frequency of crab the baby is not that big; however, it is a pathology that is increasing as the population grows, he said.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that every year in the world suffer from crab about 400,000 children and adolescents between 0 and 19 years.
The types of crab The most common childhood diseases are leukemias, brain cancers, lymphomas, and solid tumors such as neuroblastoma and Wilms tumors. Most childhood cancers can be cured with generic drugs or other types of treatment, such as surgery and radiation therapy, according to the WHO.
“The crab It affects people of all ages and can occur anywhere in the body.
In addition, the WHO adds that the manifestation of any kind crab It increases with age, due to the accumulation of risk factors that combine with the loss of efficiency of cell repair mechanisms that usually occurs with age.
In contrast, hard data from the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics (Inegi) shows that in 2020, “an analysis of deaths by age group and type of malignant tumor stands out that among the main types of crab which affect the child population from 0 to 14 years are: leukemia; malignant tumor of the meninges, brain and other parts of the central nervous system; malignant tumor of the liver and intrahepatic bile ducts, as well as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma”.
TIMELY AND APPROPRIATE CANCER CARE
Given this, the World Health Organization emphasizes that it is extremely important to have a correct diagnosis in order to be able to prescribe adequate treatment for the type of disease. crab and its degree of expansion.
“In addition, special attention must be paid to the continuity of the child’s physical and cognitive development and their nutritional status, a task that requires the intervention of a specific multidisciplinary team. In the world, there is unequal and unjust access to effective diagnostics, essential drugs, pathological anatomical tests , blood products, radiotherapy, technology and psychosocial care and palliative care’, so access to health services and adequate care will be essential for girls’ health and children of some sort crab.