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Called signs of cancer at an early stage in children

Oncologists have listed the signs that parents should pay attention and take your child to a relevant specialist.

Told "Evening Moscow" pediatric oncologist-surgeon, Professor and head of the research Department of the center of Specialized care for children name Voyno-Yasenetsky Timur Sariev, there are three main symptoms of malignant tumors at an early stage when the tumor has not yet appeared.

According to him, about the threat the disease may indicate a sharp change in behavior — for example, active child became lethargic and distracted. The doctor explained that such changes are an alarming symptom called lack of exercise — it can go into a weakness.

Also parents should be concerned if they notice a child's lack of appetite and dramatic weight loss. The changes, according to sharoyev, should happen in the next couple of weeks. Thus the child can remain plump cheeks and the fat layer on the body to decrease or be absent altogether in some places.

Moreover, you should pay attention to the asymmetry of the body in the chest and abdomen or on the seal under the skin on hands and feet. They usually appear after outdoor games and injuries, however if they don't disappear after a few days, then you need to go to the doctor, saw the surgeon.

Head of Department of interdisciplinary Oncology, Federal research and clinical centre of pediatric Hematology, Oncology and immunology named after Rogachev, Professor Nikolay Zhukov advised to consult a doctor for any pain and disruption of normal activity, for example, when confusion or problems of coordination.

In addition, various seals, spots, bumps and swelling that will not go away within two to three weeks are also an occasion to go to a specialist.