The types of cancers that develop in children are often different from the types that develop in adults. Childhood cancers are often the result of DNA changes in cells that take place very early in life, sometimes even before birth. Unlike many cancers in adults, childhood cancers are not strongly linked to lifestyle or environmental risk factors.
Common Childhood Cancers
- Brain and other nervous system tumors
- Wilms tumor
- Bone cancer (including osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma)
Getting the best, most effective cancer treatment is possible only if a patient starts with an accurate diagnosis. Most patients are diagnosed with cancer by a family doctor or primary care physician, not an oncologist (a specialist who is trained in cancer medicine). A doctor may know you and your family well, but may not be able to provide the most complete diagnosis or be familiar with the newest treatment options.
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