FACTS ABOUT CHILDHOOD CANCERS
Childhood cancer happens everywhere. Globally, it is estimated that 300,000+ new cases of cancer affect children each year; however, this number may be vastly underestimated due to large numbers of undiagnosed cases.
UNDERSTANDING CHILDHOOD CANCER
It's natural to have many questions, such as, Who should treat my child? Will my child get well? What does all of this mean for our family? Not all questions have answers, but the information and resources on this page provide a starting point for understanding the basics of childhood cancer.
Childhood cancer is a general term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. There are dozens of types of childhood cancer and countless subtypes.
HOW CHILDHOOD CANCER IS TREATED
Children's cancers are not always treated like adult cancers. Pediatric oncology is a medical specialty focused on the care of children with cancer. It's important to know that this expertise exists and that there are effective treatments for many childhood cancers.