Childhood cancer


Childhood cancer awareness card - think LADYBIRD


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.

Renal tumours

Malignant rhabdoid tumours

Brain tumours



Soft tissue tumours

Bone Tumours