Children's cancer types

We have more detailed information on some types of children's cancer. This includes symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and follow up.

We are developing our children's cancer information and we will be adding to this page.

Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)

Find out about acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, how it is diagnosed and treated, and resources and organisations that can help you cope.


Retinoblastoma is a rare type of eye cancer. It most commonly affects children under the age of 5. One or both eyes can be affected. 


Neuroblastoma is a rare cancer that affects children, mostly under the age of 5. Around 100 are diagnosed each year in the UK.

Wilms tumour (nephroblastoma)

Wilms tumour is a type of kidney cancer that most commonly affects young children. Read about the causes, symptoms and treatment.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in children

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer of the lymphatic system.

Brain tumours in children

Find out about brain tumours in children, including resources and organisations that can help you cope.


Juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia (JMML)

Get information on what JMML is, what the symptoms are and what treatment is available.

Last reviewed: 
25 May 2021
Next review due: 
25 May 2024

Page Credits

These sections have been written, reviewed and updated by Cancer Research UK’s Patient Information Web Team. Thanks to the expert medical professionals and people affected by cancer who have helped to review this information.

  • Dr Sam Behjati (Consultant Paediatric Oncologist) for reviewing the Wilms tumour section
  • Dr Amos Burke (Consultant Paediatric Oncologist) for reviewing the Non-Hodgkin lymphoma section
  • Professor Mandeep S Sagoo (Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon) for reviewing the Retinoblastoma section
  • Dr John Moppett (Consultant Paediatric Haematologist) for reviewing the Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia section
  • Our lay reviewers
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