22. Children Specific Cancer



(1) Overview

(2) Risk factors

(3) Signs & Symptoms

(4) Diagnosis as per modern science

(5) Treatment as per Ayurveda 


(1) Overview: -

The following type of cancers are usually seen in children

 (a) Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: - (ALL) It is the most common childhood malignancy and accounts for about 30% of all childhood cancers.

(b) Wilm’s tumor: - Is a cancer that may affect one or both kidneys. It is most often found in children 2 to 3 years of age.

(c)  Neuroblastoma: - Is the most common extra cranial (outside of the brain) solid tumor in children and most often diagnosed during the first year of life. This tumor can appear anywhere but usually occurs in the abdomen as a swelling.

(d) Retinoblastoma: - Is a cancer of the eye, it occurs in about 5% of children cancer cases.

(e) Rhabdomyosarcoma: - Is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children.

(f) Central nervous system: - (Brain & Spinal cord) Cancers are the second most common cancers in children. Most brain cancers of children involve the cerebellum or brain stem.

(g) Osteosarcoma: - Osteosarcoma is cancer that begins in the bone.

(h) Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma: - Are cancers that begin in the lymphatic system.


(2) Risk factors: -

 Modern science is yet unsure as the exact causes of childhood cancers. A small percentage of cancers can be linked to Down syndrome, other inherited abnormalities, and some to radiation treatment. Environmental causes are suspected as a potential cause of childhood cancers.


(3) Signs & Symptoms: -

 Symptoms of cancer often look like other common childhood illnesses.

(i) Unexplained and untreatable weight loss.

(ii) Headaches and vomiting early in the morning.

(iii) Mass or lump in the abdomen, neck, chest, pelvis, or armpits.

(iv) Excessive bleeding or development of rashes.

(v) Constant infections.

(vi) Uncommon appearance of the pupil of the eye.

(vii) Vomiting and vomiting without nausea.

(viii) Weakness tiredness and paleness.

(ix) Eye or vision changes that occur suddenly.

(x) Persistent fevers of unknown origin.


(4) Diagnosis as per modern science: -  

(a) Blood tests

(b) C.T. Scan

(c) Magnetic resonance Imaging

(d) Ultrasound

(e) Biopsy

(f) Bone marrow aspiration

(g) Lumbar puncture


(5) Treatment as per Ayurveda: -

Results of 770 patients of various types of cancer treated at DARF during Jan.2004 to Dec.2004. 

(1) Total no. of Primary cancer 504. In all 504 patients with primary cancer of various types were treated at DARF. 

  • 13% patients were rendered disease free
  • 20.63% patients were markedly improved
  • 65.27% patients were improved
  • 0.9% patients were uncured

(2) Total no. of Secondary (metastases) cancer 266. In all 266 patients with metastases of different types were treated at DARF. 

  • 12.03% patients were rendered disease free
  • 18.04% patients were markedly improved
  • 68.79% patients were improved
  • 1.12% patients were uncured

The above results show the high effectiveness of DARF anti cancer therapy. 

(3) Ayurvedic herbs used in the treatment of child specific cancers : -

(Keep watching this space for more results. To be added soon article on research on high affectivity of herbs in cancer.)


(Prepared by Divyajyot Ayurvedic Research foundation India. We are conducting research and treatment in Ayurvedic herbal cure of cancer since last 25 years. The data and information contained on this site is based on Ayurvedic herbal wisdom and our research.)