About childhood cancer
Whilst childhood cancer is classed as rare, it remains the leading medical cause of death of children in the UK. With 11 children receiving a diagnosis of cancer every day, raising awareness of the signs and symptoms is vital.
Types of childhood cancer
Leukaemia is the most common childhood cancer in the UK forming 30% of cases.
Brain and spinal tumours are the second most common diagnosis forming 27% of cases.
Solid tumours form 60% of cases of childhood cancers, therefore a GP is statistically more likely to see a solid tumour than a child with leukaemia. this is why it is so important for clinicians and parents to be aware of the symptoms and signs.