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.