To create awareness about juvenile cancer types, symptoms, treatments and to support, September month has been chosen by medical community.
Tag: infant cancer
Types of Childhood Cancers
Early signs of pediatric cancer are sometimes hard to spot, since childhood is filled with common illnesses and injuries.
What are the risk factors for developing a childhood cancer?
Lymphoma starts in certain cells of the immune system called lymphocytes. These cancers affect lymph nodes and other lymph tissues, like the tonsils or thymus.
The most common childhood cancer, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia accounts for about 34 percent of all cancers in children.
Brain tumors and other nervous system tumors make up about 27 percent of childhood cancers. There are many types of brain tumors and the treatment and outlook for each is different.
Neuroblastoma arises from immature nerve cells in infants and young children. Primarily found in children younger than 5, this disease often begins in the adrenal glands and makes up 7 percent
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