Caring for Childhood Cancer
Cancer is a word that triggers many emotions in adults. Most people associate cancer with fear, due to the difficulty in treatment and high mortality rate. While this may be true for adults, the situation is very different for children with this condition, as childhood cancer is very treatable.
Paediatric cancer, better known as cancer that affects those under the age of 18, is not very common in Malaysia and the world. On average, paediatric oncologists in Malaysia and Singapore see just 700 new patients in a year.Not only is childhood cancer not as widespread as other cancers, the majority of children with the condition can be treated and will make a full recovery.