The Basics: Common Childhood Cancers

Did you know that there are certain types of cancer that occur mostly in children? Being a cancer survivor does not mean you know everything about your specific type of cancer diagnosis. Each type of common childhood cancer is treated differently and has unique risks for late effects. Due to advances in treatment, pediatric cancer survivors are living longer; so it is very important to be aware of your risk for chronic diseases and other long-term complications.

Here are some resources to help you find information about your specific type of cancer diagnosis, treatment and long-term risks. For more specific information, please consult with your physician.

Bone & Connective Tissue Cancers

Leukemias

Lymphomas

Major Organ Cancers

Nervous System & Brain Cancers

What is Cancer?

Need help explaining what cancer is to your family and friends? Start from the beginning with some frequently asked questions: