Many childhood cancers also occur in adults. Leukemia is the most common cancer by far. About 33% of all cancers in children are due to leukemia, brain tumors are about 25%, lymphomas -see at about 8% and certain bone cancers (osteosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma Primary malignant bone tumors in about 4%.

Overall, cancer is relatively rare in children. There are in children aged 0 to 14 years less than 13,500 cases and 1,500 deaths annually. In comparison, there are 1.4 million cases and 575,000 deaths each year among adults. However, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children, followed by injury. Many childhood cancers also occur in adults. Leukemia is the most common cancer by far. About 33% of all cancers in children go to leukemia back, brain tumors are about 25%, lymphomas at about 8% and certain bone cancers (osteosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma -see Primary malignant bone tumors in about 4%. The types of cancer, those only occurring in children, including neuroblastoma (7% of cases) Wilms tumor (5% of cases) rhabdomyosarcoma (3 to 4% of cases) retinoblastoma (3% of cases) Currently it is estimated that in the United States, 350,000 . are adult survivors who were sick as children with cancer children who survive cancer more years struggling as adults with long-term consequences of chemotherapy and radiotherapy the consequences include. infertility growth problems heart damage development of other cancers (at 3 -12% of Survivor s) consensus guidelines for screening and dealing with the long-term consequences are available at the Children’s Oncology Group. Because of the serious consequences and the complexity of treating children with cancer are treated best in centers with experience in cancer treatment in childhood. The effects of a cancer diagnosis and the intensity of treatment are a huge burden on the child and his family. Maintaining a sense of normalcy for the child is difficult, especially given the need for frequent hospital visits and stays and potentially painful procedures. An immense multiple taxation is typical when parents try to keep working to be for the brothers there, plus respond to the many needs of the child with cancer. The situation becomes even more difficult when the child is being treated in a specialized center, which is far from his childhood home. More information Children’s Oncology Group

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