Lifestyle factors are not considered to play much of a part in childhood cancers but environmental factors, such as radiation exposure, have been linked with some types. Parental exposures (such as smoking) might increase a child’s risk of certain cancers, but there is still much research going on to find conclusive results. So far, most childhood cancers have not been shown to have outside causes.
Changes in the DNA, inherited or developed, increase the risk of cancer in children.
Since childhood cancers are usually not lifestyle and environment-related, change in habit or location will probably not make a difference. However, if it is due to a mutated gene, preventive surgery may be sought. However, this is very rare.
Each type of cancer has its own symptoms. However, some common symptoms are as follows.
Treatment options depend on the type and stage of cancer. Treatment options might include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and/or other types of treatment. In many cases, more than one of these treatments is used.