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Cancer in Children

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The types of cancers that occur most often in children are different from those seen in adults. To get detailed information about a specific type of childhood cancer, choose one of the cancer types listed here.

Learn About Cancer in Children

Whether your child has just been diagnosed with cancer, is going through treatment, or is trying to stay well after treatment,  we can help. Find information in our Detailed Guide. Or get a shorter, simpler version in If Your Child Has Cancer.

Childhood Cancer Causes and Risk Factors

Learn about the causes and risk factors of childhood cancer.

Explore Research

The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from cancer. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history. 

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Stories of Hope

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Read inspiring stories of children and young adults who have faced cancer.

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Online Support Communities

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Is your child facing cancer?  Connect with others and get support through our online communities, Cancer Survivors Network and MyLifeLine.org.

Childhood Cancer in the News

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Read about the latest developments in childhood cancer.

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