How to spot and act on the red flag signs of childhood cancer

Potential cases can be easily missed in primary care as symptoms mirror common ailments

Cases of childhood cancer can be easily missed in primary care and nurses should learn to spot the signs, listen to parents and ensure diagnosis is not delayed

  • Childhood cancers are fairly rare but if they are diagnosed quickly, treatment is often successful and survival rates high
  • Symptoms of childhood cancers can often be missed as they mirror common childhood ailments
  • Nurses need to be able to spot the possible signs of cancer and make rapid referrals to specialists

Jessica’s family doctor thought her symptoms were caused by asthma. It


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