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Cancer leading cause of death for children & adolescents around world: Expert

Panaji, Feb 14 (UNI) Cancer is a leading cause of death for children and adolescents around the world and approximately 300,000 children aged 0 to 19 years old are diagnosed with cancer each year, according to an expert.
Speaking to UNI, Dr Mahadeva Swamy- Consultant Hemato – Oncology and BMT, Manipal Hospital – Goa, said the most common categories of childhood cancers include leukemias, brain cancers, lymphomas and solid tumours, such as neuroblastoma and Wilms tumour.
''Cancer occurs in people of all ages and can affect any part of the body. It begins with genetic changes in a single cell that then grows out of control. Unlike cancer in adults, the vast majority of childhood cancers do not have a known cause. Many studies have sought to identify the causes of childhood cancer, but very few cancers in children are caused by environmental or lifestyle factors. Some chronic infections are risk factors for childhood cancer and have major relevance in low- and middle-income countries; for example Epstein-Barr virus/HIV. Current data suggest that approximately ten per cent of all children with cancer have a predisposition because of genetic factors,'' he said.
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Nashik, Apr 10 (UNI) Altogether 4,294 fresh Covid-19 patients and 31 deaths were reported in a single day today, taking the district's tally of such cases to 2,26,300 and the toll to 2,651, respectively.

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Maharashtra reports 55,411 new COVID cases, 309 deaths

10 Apr 2021 | 10:04 PM

Mumbai, Apr 10 (UNI) Maharashtra on Saturday reported 55,411 new COVID-19 cases and 309 deaths in the last 24 hours.

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Covid-19: 311 new cases detected in Kolhapur

10 Apr 2021 | 9:55 PM

Kolhapur, Apr 10 (UNI) As many as 311 fresh Covid-19 patients and four deaths were reported today, taking the district's tally of such cases to 54,028 and the toll to 1,806, respectively.

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Mah: Aurangabad reports 1,964 fresh COVID cases & 25 deaths

10 Apr 2021 | 9:51 PM

Aurangabad, Apr 10 (UNI) Aurangabad district on Saturday recorded 1,964 fresh cases of COVID-19, taking the district's tally to 97,412, officials sources said.

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Maha CM in favour of complete lockdown for at least 8 days

Maha CM in favour of complete lockdown for at least 8 days

10 Apr 2021 | 9:33 PM

Mumbai, Apr 10 (UNI) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Saturday that he is in favour of complete lockdown for at least 8 days and pointed that lockdown seems to be the only option to break the chain of coronavirus.

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