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Find out about the tests your child might have if a doctor thinks they have symptoms that could be cancer. They may do more tests to help them work out the best treatment. You can also find more information about possible symptoms within our information about each cancer type.
If your child has symptoms that could suggest cancer, your doctor can arrange tests
Find out about how doctors might describe your child's cancer and what the different stages mean
Read about the different tests your child might have if they've got symptoms of cancer
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