Childhood cancer incidence by type
On averabe, a GP surgery will see a case of childhood cancer every 1.8 years.
Leukaemia is the most common childhood cancer in the UK forming 30% of cases. Brain and spinal tumours are the second most common making up 27% of cases.
Solid tumours (including brain tumours) make up 60% of cases of childhood cancers meaning a GP is statistically more likely to see a child with a solid tumour than a child with leukaemia. This is why it is so important to be aware fo the symptoms and signs.
Childhood cancer by type
Please see the links below for further information and to explore the signs and symptoms which which childhood cancers may present.
Based on data from the National Registry of Childhood Tumours 2006 - 2008