Paediatric cancer is a tumour that occurs in children below 15 years of age. It is rare but can happen. It can occur at any part in the body, including the lymphatic system, brain, kidneys, blood and spinal cord (central nervous system; CNS), and other organs and tissues.
A few common types of childhood cancers are:
- Leukaemia’s(Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, etc.)
- Lymphomas (Hodgkin lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, etc.)
- Wilms’ tumour
- Brain and spinal cord tumours
- Bone cancer(Osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, etc.)