In recent years, the incidence of leukemia can be described as increasing year by year, of which children account for the majority of the ratio, which is why? Why leukemia will be more popular in children? Here we take a look!
What are the causes of childhood leukemia?
First, the food contamination: There is a lot of food on the market now have not been formally tested, it also caused some food containing a lot of cancer substances are being consumed by people.
Second, radiation can cause leukemia:
Patients who have been treated with radiotherapy have a much higher chance of having leukemia than the average person.
Third, the virus infection: There have been studies have shown that virus infection can induce leukemia.
Fourth, drugs or chemicals can cause leukemia: can cause leukemia drugs chloramphenicol, co-fungi benzene, pesticides and anti-cancer drugs.
Fifth, water and air pollution
Sixth, the genetic defect: Through maternal inheritance, if the female has received the radiotherapy in the pregnant time, the improper medicine treatment, will cause the child to have the leukemia the chance to increase.
Experts advise early detection and treatment of leukemia is extremely crucial, affecting the child’s survival rate, so as a parent, should be appropriate to understand some signs of leukemia, if you find any of the following abnormalities, as soon as possible to do blood tests, diagnosis and treatment .
Acute leukemia in children than the average incidence of acute leukemia, the main symptoms are: fever, anemia, bleeding.
Irregular fever is the largest feature of the disease, the causes of fever can be manifested in two types: cancer and secondary infection caused by fever.
Like fever, anemia is a common symptom in children with leukemia. When there is a problem with the human hematopoietic system, there will be a decrease or even disappearance of erythrocytes and hemoglobin production, resulting in different degrees of anemia.
Almost all children will have varying degrees of bleeding, including nosebleeds, bleeding gums, visceral hemorrhage, hematemesis, hematuria and other means. Bleeding occurs, and leukemia cells invade the normal bone marrow, resulting in abnormalities in platelet mass and quantity.