Parents Urged To Present Childhood Cancers Early

PARENTS are presenting their children late for diagnosis of Retinoblastoma (cancer of the eye) and Wilms Tumor (cancer of the kidney) resulting in increased child mortality in the country, medical experts have said. By Kudakwashe Pembere These are the leading causes of cancer deaths among children aged three years and below in Zimbabwe. Retinablastoma is a rare form of cancer that rapidly develops from the immature cells of a retina, the light-detecting tissue of the eye An ophthalmologist from Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals, and a paediatric surgeon form Harare Central…

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