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 extrememely important.
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.