Resources and information for parents of children with cancer . . . by parents of children with cancer.

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Childhood Cancers

Cancers in children tend to fall into specific types, as listed below. In general, childhood cancers are more agressive than adult cancers and derive from more primitive cell types.

Information on each childhood cancer

The link below takes you to links to disease characteristics of the different types of (common) childhood cancers. (I used to keep my own page for each disease, but found them difficult to keep up as the years passed. I kept only the ALL section intact.)

Childhood cancer types (ped-onc page)

Symptoms of each childhood cancer

Parent are often asked: "How did you find out your child had cancer? What were the symptoms?" We put together the following document:

Signs of childhood cancer (ped-onc page)

Causes of childhood canceer

What causes childhood cancer? The ped-onc pages linked below is a compilation of articles and agencies studying childhood cancer causes.

Causes of childhood cancer

Causes of leukemia

Clinical trials for childhood cancers

A large percentage of children enter clinical trials.

Clinical trials

Resources: Information on all Childhood Cancers

Many web sites have information about the different childhood cancers. Below are just a few.

General Disclaimer

These pages are intended for informational purposes only and are not intended to render medical advice. The information provided on Ped Onc Resource Center should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you suspect your child has a health problem, you should consult your health care provider.

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