What is cancer?

Cancer is a disease that occurs in the context of genetic changes, which in turn can lead to cell dysfunction, thus affecting both children and adults.

When there are rebellious cells in an organ or tissue that do not obey genetic instructions, they begin to multiply uncontrollably and grow too much to form a substance called a tumor.

Childhood cancer

In Mexico, one of the main factors contributing to the low survival rate of children and young people with cancer is the early detection and misdiagnosis of the disease.

According to census data, about 60% of childhood cancer cases are not detected timely or accurately.

5000 cases of childhood cancer are detected in Mexico each year
The most common types of childhood cancer

Symptoms and symptoms

Cancer is difficult to detect, but there are obvious symptoms in boys and girls. Early detection plays a key role in the successful treatment of childhood cancer.