Childhood Cancer

Definition:

Childhood cancer affects about 14 of every 100,000 children in the United States each year.  Among all children and adolescents, the most common are leukemia, lymphoma, and brain cancer.  As children enter their teen years, there is an increase in the incidence of osteosarcoma. Almost all childhood cancer arise from non-inherited mutations in the genes of growing cells.

 

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Types of Pediatric Cancer

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How Cancer is Treated

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