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30 cases of cancer recorded annually amongst children

August 19, 2018 6:02 pm

Around thirty new cases of cancer are recorded in children between the ages of one to thirteen years every year in Fiji.

WOWS Kids Board Member Makarava Wilson says these numbers are concerning.

He says one of the main reasons we are losing our children to the deadly disease is late detection.

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“We would like parents to take their children to the doctor, if they see their children sick as soon as possible. It could be cancer, it could be any other illness in that regard.”

He says parents also need to monitor their children’s health and commit to regular check-ups.

According to WOWS Fiji, the most prevalent cancer found in kids are tumors and blood cancer known as Leukemia.

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