SEPTEMBER: CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS – Do you know the warning signs?

SEPTEMBER: CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS – Do you know the warning signs?
August 2, 2012 carsonsCRU

This is the second year that a number of posters have been distributed to pediatric offices, preschools and local businesses to bring awareness of September being designated as Childhood Cancer Awareness month. The posters carry the theme Paint the Town Gold (the color of the childhood cancer ribbon) and provide vital information about potential symptoms of cancer. The foundation continues to expand on this theme and the goal of painting our towns gold for the month of September to raise awareness and support. Learn more about Pediatric Cancer!

Warning signs for childhood cancer

 Continued, unexplained weight loss

Headaches, often with vomiting, at night or early morning

Increased Swelling or persistent pain in bones, joints, back or legs

Lump or mass, especially in the abdomen, neck, chest, pelvis or armpits

Development of excessive bruising, bleeding or rash

 

Constant infections

A whitish color behind the pupil

Nausea which persists or vomiting without nausea

Constant tiredness or noticeable paleness

Eye or vision changes that occur suddenly and persist

Recurrent fevers of unknown origin

 

If your child or any child you love is experiencing these symptoms, please have him or her evaluated by a pediatrician.