Pediatric Oncology

What is Pediatric Oncology?

Pediatric Oncology focuses on the study and treatment of cancer in children and young adults. Cure 4 The Kids specializes in this field because the types of cancers that develop in children are often very different from cancers that happen in adults. Our team of oncologists specializes in providing individualized care to infants, children, pre-teens, and teenagers who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Why does childhood cancer occur?

All cancer happens when genes mutate and create abnormal cells. In adults, those mutations or changes happen as part of the aging process and/or exposure to carcinogens like tobacco, ultraviolet light from the sun or workplace chemicals. That’s not the case with cancer in children and teenagers.

The U.S. National Cancer Institute estimates 6% to 8% of children and teenagers with cancer have inherited genetic disorders that increase their cancer risk. Childhood cancer can also happen during fetal development or early infancy when fast-dividing cells make mistakes that change DNA and cause genetic mutations that lead to cancer.

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Types of Pediatric Cancer

In the United States in 2019, an approximately 11,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed among children from birth to 14 years old. The most common types of cancer diagnosed in children ages 0 to 14 years are leukemias, brain and other central nervous system (CNS) tumors, and lymphomas. But there are many other forms of cancer that Cure 4 The Kids Foundation looks for and treats in children:

  • Bone Cancers (Osteosarcoma)
  • Brain Cancers (and Brain Stem Tumors)
  • Leukemia
  • Hepatoblastoma (Liver Cancer)
  • Lymphoma (Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s)
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Rhabdoid Tumors
  • Sarcoma
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Wilms Tumor (Kidney Tumors)
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