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Children's cancers - A to Z

A picture of a childThis page links to content about children's cancers.

Cancer in children is relatively rare, affecting about 1,500 children aged 0-14 each year in the UK. Childhood cancer is not one disease but many, and children tend to develop different kinds of cancer compared with adults.

Thanks to research there have been major advances in treatment and around three-quarters of children with cancer are successfully treated. Our researchers are committed to understanding why cancer develops so that treatments can be better tailored to each child with cancer.

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Updated: 17 September 2009