Outlook for children with leukemia
Seeing any of those signs does not necessarily mean that your child has leukemia or he is going to develop soon. There are many signs and symptoms that overlap in multiple blood-borne diseases. For instance, anemia can be due to multiple causes including malnutrition, acute loss of blood, stomach worms, chronic infection, deficiency of certain minerals and vitamins, and non-cancerous causes.
Furthermore, there are many forms of childhood leukemia, and the outcome is affected by several genetic, physical, and environmental factors. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment will result in better outcomes. If you’re worried about some of the above-mentioned signs your child has acquired, speak to your child’s doctor. He will take history, do examination, and recommend blood and imaging tests to diagnose the underlying condition.
Survival levels for most types of childhood leukemia are higher and have improved over time compared to leukemia in adults. Clinical advances and discovery of new phraseological as well as radiological treatment options are pointing to a better future for children diagnosed today.