Children's cancers risk factors

Not well understood

Childrens' cancers risk factors are not well understood, mainly because this group of cancers are relatively rare and diverse

Parental smoking is classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a cause of childhood hepatoblastoma. Parental smoking is classified by IARC as a probable cause of childhood leukaemia, particularly acute lymphocytic leukaemia, based on limited evidence.

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Cancer Statistics Explained

See information and explanations on terminology used for statistics and reporting of cancer, and the methods used to calculate some of our statistics.

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