Quiz: Test Your Knowledge on Cancer Referrals for Children and Young Adults

Dr Rob Hicks

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October 22, 2020

NICE recommends offering a very urgent full blood count - within 48 hours - for children and young people to assess for leukaemia if they have any of these symptoms – pallor, unexplained fever, unexplained persistent infection, persistent fatigue, unexplained bruising or unexplained bleeding, generalised lymphadenopathy, persistent or unexplained bone pain.

Unexplained petechiae or hepatosplenomegaly should prompt immediate specialist assessment for leukaemia.

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