The types of cancer that children get are different than adults. Commonly, adults get ‘solid tumors’ that affect the breast, lung, colon, prostate, or other organs. Some adults get cancers that impact their blood, like leukemias and lymphomas.
However, children most commonly get blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma, or solid tumors that either impact the bones or brain.
For information regarding the type of cancer you want to learn about, please visit St. Jude.
The American Childhood Cancer Organization also has a list of resources, tools, support networks, and specialized programs to help your family cope with cancer.
For most children diagnosed with cancer, treatment involves a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery.