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Leukemia tops the list of cancer in children

December 14, 2018 7:39 am
Consultant Paediatrician, Dr Laila Sauduadua [insert] has confirmed Leukemia tops the list and is the most common cancer in children today

Forty children at two major hospitals in the country suffer from Leukemia.

Leukemia is cancer of the body’s blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and the lymphatic system.

Consultant Paediatrician, Dr Laila Sauduadua has confirmed Leukemia tops the list and is the most common cancer in children today.

Dr Sauduadua emphasizes that nurses must prioritize on giving the right treatment to these children.

“The nurses are very particular in looking after their cases in terms of giving treatment particular procedures that needs to be given in IV or in other forms of treatment. Whether it’s oral or the general care. This is vital because their immune system is down and they need a good diet and basically good hygiene are also emphasized.”

Meanwhile, yesterday young cancer patients had a light moment when they were presented with Christmas gifts from the Fiji Development Bank staff.