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Early diagnosis

Reducing the infant mortality rate of children with cancer through early treatment is only possible by detecting the disease at an early stage. Early and correct diagnosis is essential, increasing patients' chances of cure in 70% of cases.

Detecting cancer is a challenge. Therefore, the person responsible must be aware of all signs and seek a doctor when he sees one or more signs:

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  • Persistent fever with no identified cause;

  • Purple patches without visible bruises or unexplained bleeding (mouth, nose, ear, and anus);

  • Increased abdominal volume or constant pain in the stomach;

  • Weight loss;

  • Ingua with progressive growth;

  • Eye growth or chronic conjunctivitis;

  • Pain in bones and joints, with or without swelling;

  • Unexplained anemia or marked pallor;

  • Vomiting accompanied by headaches, decreased vision or loss of balance;

  • White reflection in the pupil when light falls on (cat's eye).

The earlier a child is diagnosed, the more effective the treatment and the greater the chances of a cure.

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Seek Help

The first step after identifying the signs is to seek a doctor so that the tests can be done and thus arrive at the diagnosis.

Residents of the interior of Rio Grande do Norte should seek a doctor in their community. If there is suspicion of cancer, the person responsible can seek help from the health department of your municipality to be referred to the Children's Hospital Varela Santiago in Natal. The hospital's social worker can also refer the family to be welcomed at the GACC-RN and receive all the necessary support.

Those who live in the capital should seek care in UPA's, clinical centers or hospitals. The patient is then sent directly to the state's onco-hematological referral hospitals: Hospital Infantil Varela Santiago or Policlínica.

If you still have questions, please contact the GACC-RN: (84) 4006-6800.

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