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Several cases of leukemia registered among Yucatan children

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Last year, Yucatán was among the states with the highest incidence of cases of leukemia, cancer in the tissues that make up the blood, including the bone marrow.

This type of cancer is the one that mostly affects the child population, so specialists join forces for the early detection of these malignant tumors, to allow them access to timely treatment and consequently a longer life expectancy for these patients.

Childhood cancer has been increasing in recent years. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that currently around the world, there are 400,000 new cases in children under 19 years of age.

The Global Cancer Observatory (Globocan), a platform that belongs to the International Agency for Cancer Research of the WHO, reports that leukemias remain the most frequent neoplasms in both sexes between zero and 19 years; followed by solid tumors in the central nervous system and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
New treatments against childhood leukemia

Dr. Heriberto Hernández Fraga, radiologist and interventional radiologist, explained that there is already a minimally invasive treatment for infants with cancer, which causes little pain.

He explained that minors may be candidates for less invasive treatments, with faster recovery and little pain, such as cryoablation, referring that, in a recent study on lung tumors in pediatrics (15 patients between 8 and 18 years old) with lesions between 2- 14 mm metastatic type, that is, coming from another organ.

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