Children's cancer

Types of children's cancer

Find out about the different types of cancers that may affect children, including how they are diagnosed and treated.

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This information was written by the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG).

Liver tumours in children

Around 10 children in the UK develop primary liver tumours each year. More boys are affected than girls.

Neuroblastoma in children

Neuroblastoma is a cancer that develops from the cells left behind from a baby’s development in the womb.

Rare tumours in children

All cancers in children are rare but some are very rare. These make up fewer than 1 in 30 childhood cancers.

Retinoblastoma in children

Retinoblastoma is an uncommon eye cancer. It usually affects children under five but can affect older children.

Rhabdomyosarcoma in children

Rhabdomyosarcoma is a type of soft tissue sarcoma (tumour). Soft tissues include muscles, fat and blood vessels.

Wilms' tumour in children

Wilms’ tumour is a type of kidney (renal) cancer in children that most often affects children under seven.