16th June 2017
Childhood cancer is more common than we may think. Each year in the UK, almost 4,000 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer. This approximates at around a 1 in 500 chance of developing cancer by the age of 14 (CRUK, 2016).
These Good Practice Points, written by Dr Jennifer Kelly, GP and founder of the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust for childhood cancer and awareness, support health visitors by giving them information about the possible signs and symptoms of cancer in children.