Management in Health, Vol 22, No 2 (2018)

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TUMOR HOSPITALIZATION EPISODES IN 0-18 YEARS OLD CHILDREN, GEOGRAPHICAL AND TEMPORAL DISTRIBUTION IN ROMANIA, IN THE LAST 5 YEARS

Carmen SASU, Marius CIUTAN, Simona MUSAT

Abstract


The tumors incidence in children is increasing, although far below the incidence of adult cancer, but the survival rate in children is much better. Nevertheless, survival is being undermined by a number of factors (the type of neoplasia, the economic development of the country, the access of the population to health system facilities, especially modern therapies). In Romania, daily 1-2 children are hospitalized due to cancer. The main types of tumors were benign and the most common malignant tumor class were malignant tumors of lymphoid, haematopoietic and related tissue. In general, a pattern can be made for hospitalized children suffering from cancer (male children, 0-1 years old, from urban areas), but additional evidence is needed to identify the current problems and supports the development of effective interventions to improve early diagnosis, specialized healthcare services and interventions among population.

 

Keywords: chirdren health, cancer, Romania.


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