Other visits to the doctor

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If you notice any of the symptoms that your child had when they were diagnosed with cancer, contact the doctor. But remember, many symptoms are not specific to cancer and do not necessarily mean that your child has cancer again.

If your child develops a fever after treatment has finished, contact their GP. The GP can help decide how serious the fever might be and why it might be happening. Remember, your child is likely to develop fevers from normal childhood illnesses that have nothing to do with cancer.

Your child may need to be revaccinated (i.e. be given ‘booster shots’) for some diseases after cancer treatment. The doctor will advise you on which vaccinations can be given and when. 

published: Sunday, 23 August, 2015