Childhood cancer is a general term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. There are dozens of types of childhood cancer and countless subtypes.
Like adult cancer, childhood cancer types are diseases of the cells: abnormal cells grow in an uncontrolled way, getting in the way of healthy, normal cells. These cells can sometimes metastasize and spread through the body.
However, cancer in children requires its own type of treatments and cures. Understanding each type and subtype of childhood cancer can help researchers move closer to innovative specialized cures.
Learn more about the types of childhood cancer, the heroes battling these diseases and the innovative childhood cancer research funded by ALSF.