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Discover the conditions we treat and treatments we provide at Children's National Hospital. Providers at Children's National work with you and your family to decide on the best care plan for your child. Learn more about the Pediatric Cancer Program.
When a child has cancer, one of his or her greatest fears, and the fear of parents, is pain. Pain is a sensation of discomfort, distress or agony. Because pain is unique to each individual, a child's pain cannot be measured with a lab test or imaging study. Learn more about how we manage a child's pain at Children's National.
Radiation therapy (also called radiation oncology) uses special kinds of energy waves or particles to fight cancer. Learn more about this treatment.
Retinoblastoma is a rare cancer of the retina of the eye. Learn more about this condition in children.
Rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare type of cancer that starts in the cells that develop into skeletal muscle cells. Learn more about this condition and the treatments we offer.
Children’s National has advanced imaging equipment available for diagnosis, staging, treatment and follow-up for all bone and soft tissue sarcomas in children, adolescents and young adults. Learn more about this treatment.
Soft tissue sarcoma is a type of cancer that grows in soft tissues that support and connect parts of the body.
Wilms tumor, also called nephroblastoma, is a malignant (cancerous) tumor originating in the cells of the kidney. It is the most common type of renal (kidney) cancer in children and accounts for about 5% of all childhood cancers.