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Almost half of all children with cancer are not diagnosed, the study suggests



Every year, estimates suggest that nearly 400,000 new cases of childhood cancer occur, but today's records have more than 220,000, according to a study published in the journal Lancelot Oncología. Among these, low-income and middle-income children are very harmful.

Researchers have studied children's cancer records in 200 countries and match data from the World Health Organization (UNICEF) and Unicef. In childhood, more than half of the cancer has been found in Africa, South Central Asia and the Pacific Islands. For comparison, childhood cancer accidents remain only 3% in North America and Europe.

"Our model suggests that two children with cancer have never been diagnosed and treated without treatment," said Zachary Ward, a statement by the Secretary. "Determination of the incidence of childhood cancer incidence is a critical policy for decision making to establish health preferences and achieve effective treatment and diagnosis of all cancer patients. While diagnosed as a problem, the model estimates specific estimates."

Cancer is the main cause of death among children, according to WHO. In high-income countries, over 80% of children with cancer are healed, but this figure is only 20% in low-income and middle-income countries. Although it continues to be childhood cancer throughout the world, the authors warn that 92% of new cases are foreseen in medium and low income countries. By the year 2030, 6.7 million cases of childhood disabilities will be reported and 2.9 million will be lost to improve the functioning of health systems.

"Health systems are not clear to meet the needs of children with clear and low cancer in low-income and middle-income countries. Universal Health Coverage, United Nations Development Goal Objectives, must be a priority for children to prevent death-free deaths , "said senior writer Rifat Tuna. Health systems around the world were strengthened, as noted by the authors, they would provide well-functioning health services in countries with no "good diagnosis, referral and treatment", as well as those who do not spread the cancer record.

The authors warn that the availability of cancer screening data is available and the African prediction may affect the country's representation. In addition, it explores that all the diagnosed cases are accurately recorded, this is not always the case.


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