Features

How to spot and act on the red flag signs of childhood cancer

Potential cases can be easily missed in primary care as symptoms mirror common ailments

Cases of childhood cancer can be easily missed in primary care and nurses should learn to spot the signs, listen to parents and ensure diagnosis is not delayed

  • Childhood cancers are fairly rare but if they are diagnosed quickly, treatment is often successful and survival rates high
  • Symptoms of childhood cancers can often be missed as they mirror common childhood ailments
  • Nurses need to be able to spot the possible signs of cancer and make rapid referrals to specialists

Jessica’s family doctor thought her symptoms were caused by asthma. It

...

Want to read more?

Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first three months:

  • Customisable clinical dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals including Cancer Nursing Practice
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • NMC-compliant RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests

This article is not available as part of an institutional subscription. Why is this?

Jobs