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Understanding Childhood Cancer


Cancer in children can occur anywhere in the body, including the blood and lymph node system, brain and central nervous system (CNS), and kidneys. Most of the time, there is no known cause for childhood cancers. There are many types of childhood cancer.

The most common types are:

  • Bone Cancers,
  • Brain Cancers,
  • Leukemias, 
  • Hepatoblastoma,
  • Lymphomas,
  • Neuroblastoma,
  • Retinoblastoma,
  • Rhabdoid Tumors,
  • Sarcomas,
  • Wilm's Tumor

To help you navigate this new world and learn more about childhood cancer, we have two leading experts on childhood cancer - The Children's Oncology Group and Curesearch

A link to The Children's Oncology Group Family Handbook is here for your reference.  If you have any questions, always ask your doctor first.