What does the Children’s Cancer Association do?
Our mission is to improve survival rates across all types of childhood cancer and support children and their families to live better with and after treatment.
What are three types of childhood cancers?
The most common cancers of children are:
- Brain and spinal cord tumors.
- Wilms tumor.
- Lymphoma (including both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin)
- Bone cancer (including osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma)
What are symptoms of cancer in a child?
Possible signs and symptoms of cancer in children
- An unusual lump or swelling.
- Unexplained paleness and loss of energy.
- Easy bruising or bleeding.
- An ongoing pain in one area of the body.
- Unexplained fever or illness that doesn’t go away.
- Frequent headaches, often with vomiting.
- Sudden eye or vision changes.
What are symptoms of leukemia in a child?
What are the symptoms of leukemia in children?
- Pale skin.
- Feeling tired, weak, or cold.
- Shortness of breath, trouble breathing.
- Frequent or long-term infections.
- Easy bruising or bleeding, such as nosebleeds or bleeding gums.
What do I do if my child has cancer?
Take time to read through information the treatment team gives you in a quiet space. Ask for help in getting second opinions. Ask the medical team to focus on teaching you what you need to know to care for your child at home. If your child is in the hospital, ask about classes for parents of children with cancer.
What do Leukemia spots look like?
Leukemia cutis appears as red or purplish red, and it occasionally looks dark red or brown. It affects the outer skin layer, the inner skin layer, and the layer of tissue beneath the skin. The rash can involve flushed skin, plaques, and scaly lesions. It most commonly appears on the trunk, arms, and legs.
What is the most common pediatric cancer?
The most common types of cancer diagnosed in children ages 0 to 14 years are leukemias, brain and other central nervous system (CNS) tumors, and lymphomas. NCI’s Cancer Stat Facts include detailed cancer rate and trend information for certain types of childhood cancer.