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Updated: 09/03/2017 08:30:00AM

Recognizing warning signs for childhood cancers

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Childhood cancers are rare, but many parents still feel it is their duty to learn about childhood cancers in an effort to protect their children and recognize any potential red flags that may be indicative of a problem.

Observation is essential when looking for signs of childhood cancers. According to the Pediatric Oncology Resource Center, the odds of a child developing cancer before the age of 19 are roughly 1 in 330. But parents still must watch for warning signs of childhood cancers, as parents know their youngsters better than anyone, including the children’s pediatricians, and are therefore the first line of defense against this potentially deadly disease. The following are some of the more common childhood cancers and their symptoms.

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