Types of Childhood Cancers
- Leukemias: Blood cell cancers make up one-third of all childhood cancers. The most common forms of pediatric leukemia are acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
- Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors: The most common solid tumors in children are gliomas and medulloblastomas.
- Lymphomas: Both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas (cancers of the lymph system) affect children.
- Retinoblastoma: This cancer affects the retinas of the child’s eye.
- Sarcomas: This disease includes bone cancers such as osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma and soft tissue sarcomas. The most common type of pediatric sarcoma is rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of muscle, tendon, cartilage, or bone.
- Wilms Tumor: A form of pediatric kidney cancer.
- Neuroblastoma: A cancer of the peripheral nervous system that is common in children.
- Germ Cell Tumors: These tumors start from germ cells, most often in the testes or ovaries
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: September 24, 2019