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13 year old YouTube sensation Talia Joy dies of cancer - here are 3 early warning signs of childhood cancer to look for in your little one

by , 18 July 2013

Tragedy has struck once again and cancer has taken a bright young life away. Talia Joy was a pre-teen YouTube star whose skillful make up tutorials combined with her cancer struggle propelled her into internet stardom. Talia Joy had been struggling with cancer for six years, diagnosed when she was only seven years old. Protect your child from the same terrible fate by watching out for these early signs of childhood cancer…

Talia Joy – YouTube celebrity, inspirational icon and teen makeup guru – has passed away from neuroblastoma and preleukemia, reports The Huffington Post.



Talia’s tragic passing has put the spotlight on the issues she felt so passionately about: raising awareness for child cancers.
If this beautiful girl’s untimely death has you worried about your own kids, read on to find out which health problems are in fact early warning signs of cancer.

Watch out for these early signs of childhood cancer in your little one…

The Cancer Association has listed these warning signs as cancer red flags…

C ontinued weight loss that can’t be explained.
H eadaches, in the early morning or at night, together with vomiting.
I ncreased swelling or constant pain in their back, joints or bones.
L ump in the tummy, neck, chest, armpits or pelvis.
D evelopment of a large amount of bruising, bleeding or a rash.
 
C onstant infections that keep coming back.
A whitish colour behind the pupil.
N ausea that won’t go away, or vomiting without nausea.
C onstant fatigue, or extreme paleness.
E ye or vision shifts that occur suddenly and won’t go away.
R ecurrent fevers you can’t make sense of.
 
Together, these symptoms spell CHILD CANCER. If your child shows any of these symptoms and they persist over time, get them to a doctor immediately.

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