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Would a pediatric doctor check minors for cancer?

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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
13 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are many signs pediatricians look for to check for cancer, including bruises, large liver or spleen, increase in the size of lymph nodes in the neck, etc.

In brief: Yes

There are many signs pediatricians look for to check for cancer, including bruises, large liver or spleen, increase in the size of lymph nodes in the neck, etc.
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David Miller
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Pediatricians check their patients for all sorts of diseases.
Unfortunately they also sometimes find cancer in their young patients. In those cases, they typically refer them to a specialist in pediatric cancers for further treatment.

In brief: Absolutely

Pediatricians check their patients for all sorts of diseases.
Unfortunately they also sometimes find cancer in their young patients. In those cases, they typically refer them to a specialist in pediatric cancers for further treatment.
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely!

Each pediatric cancer has typical as well as atypical presentation of symptoms which we are always on the lookout for as we see our pediatric patients.
Cancers are unusual but we keep a high index of suspicion and will evaluate according to the history, physical exam as well as family history and genetics.

In brief: Absolutely!

Each pediatric cancer has typical as well as atypical presentation of symptoms which we are always on the lookout for as we see our pediatric patients.
Cancers are unusual but we keep a high index of suspicion and will evaluate according to the history, physical exam as well as family history and genetics.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If yoour pediatrician does a complete physical exam on you child he/she can check for adenopathy (lymph nodes), and abdominal masses or fullness, .

In brief: Yes

If yoour pediatrician does a complete physical exam on you child he/she can check for adenopathy (lymph nodes), and abdominal masses or fullness, .
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