Leukemia is the most common form of pediatric cancer. It affects approximately 3,250 children each year in the US, accounting for about 30 percent of childhood cancers. It can occur at any age, although it is most commonly seen in children between 2 and 6 years of age.
Neuroblastoma is a cancerous tumor that begins in nerve tissue of infants and very young children.
Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of cancer in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of the immune system and functions to fight disease and infections. The lymphatic system also helps maintain the fluid balance in different parts of the body by bringing excess fluid back into the bloodstream.
NHL is cancer in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of the immune system and functions to fight disease and infections.
Children’s National Health System has a team of individuals who are highly skilled and experienced in the treatment of bone tumors, including osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma.
Our cancer team specializes in treating rare cancers like nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Learn more about its causes and treatments
Retinoblastoma is a rare cancer of the retina (the innermost layer of the eye, located at the back of the eye, that receives light and images necessary for vision).
Skin cancer is a malignant tumor that grows in the skin cells.
Brain tumors are the most common solid tumors in children.
Rhabdomyosarcoma is a cancerous tumor that originates in the soft tissues of the body, including the muscles, tendons, and connective tissues.
Germ cell tumors are malignant (cancerous) or nonmalignant (benign, noncancerous) tumors that are comprised mostly of germ cells.
Soft tissue sarcoma is a type of cancer that grows in soft tissues that support and connect parts of the body.