How childhood cancers are different from adult cancers

Childhood cancers are not the same as adult cancers. The type of cancer, how far it spreads, and how it is treated is often different than adult cancers. Children's bodies and the way they respond to treatments are unique as well.

Keep this in mind when reading about cancer. Some cancer research is based on adults only. Your child's cancer care team can help you understand your child's cancer and the best options for treatment.

One big difference is that the chance of recovery is high in children. Most children with cancer can be cured.

Types of Childhood Cancers

What Causes Childhood Cancer

Diagnosis

Treatments

Side Effects