This is a link to a pre-publication copy of an article from Nursing2015 magazine I think we should all read and pass along to our friends and pediatricians.

Recognizing subtle signs and symptoms of pediatric cancer

By Paula Barbel, PhD, RN, PNP, and Kathleen Peterson, PhD, RN, PNP-BC

CANCER IS A RARE occurrence in children and adolescents, accounting for 1% of all newly diagnosed cancers in the United States. However, it’s the leading cause of diseaserelated
deaths among children ages 1 to 19 in the United States. A cancer diagnosis evokes much fear and anxiety in parents and caregivers, but early diagnosis and treatment can result in improved patient outcomes.

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