If you ever notice any of these symptoms for an extended period of time, you should see an oncologist immediately.
He will diagnose the cause of the symptoms and if he thinks the child is at risk for cancer, he will examine the child using neurological examination, biopsy, imaging and checking to see if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
Once it is confirmed that the child has cancer, there are several options for treating the child and saving his life. Of which chemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy, or targeted drug therapy.
In surgery, the tumor is removed from the brain with the utmost safety if it is a small tumor and easily accessible.
Chemotherapy is a form of cancer treatment therapy in which the doctor uses certain chemicals to kill the cancer cells to prevent it from spreading.
In radiation therapy, the radiation is aimed at the tumor to kill the cancer cells directly using the radiation.
Targeted drug therapy helps target and destroy cancer cells by preventing blood flow to the tumor.