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Cancer

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

Pain Management

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

Radiation therapy (also called radiation oncology) uses special kinds of energy waves or particles to fight cancer. Learn more about this treatment.

Retinoblastoma

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).

Rhabdomyosarcoma

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.

Sarcoma Treatment

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

Soft tissue sarcoma is a type of cancer that grows in soft tissues that support and connect parts of the body.

Wilms Tumor and Kidney Tumors

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.