Cancer Treatment: Cancer in Children

Some cancers occur more often in children. The following table shows their type and the percentage of the total cancers in childhood.

Type and percentage of total cancers:

Leukemia: 30%

Nervous system (Retinoblastoma): 12%

Bone sarcoma: 12%

Soft tissue sarcoma: 12%

Neuroblastoma: 10%

Wilms’ (kidney) tumor: 8%

Lymphoma: 8%

Hodgkin’s disease: 6%

Others: 2%

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