Types of cancers

Cancer in children can be divided into three groups:

  • Leukaemia is cancer of the blood
  • Lymphomas are cancers of the lymphatic system (part of the immune system which balances fluid levels and defends the body against infections)
  • Solid tumours are cancers of the bone, organs or other tissues in the body. 


Common childhood cancers

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Last updated Wednesday 26th June 2024