Childhood cancers include brain tumors, Ewing's Sarcoma, germ cell tumor, leukemia, liver cancer, hodgkin's and non-hodgkin's lymphoma, neuroblastoma retinoblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, soft tissue sarcoma and Wilm's Tumor.
The following are resources from the National Cancer Institute for those cancers:
- Brain Tumors
- Ewing's Family of Tumors
- Extracranial Germ Cell Tumor
- Liver Cancer
- Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s
- Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Wilm's Tumor
Resources and Support
Here are some helpful childhood cancer resources which provide cancer information as well support groups.
- Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation (CCCF) is a nonprofit organization that provides information, peer support, and advocacy through publications, an information clearinghouse, and a network of local support groups. A financial aid list is available that lists organizations to which eligible families may apply for assistance.
- Children’s Hospice International provides a network of support for dying children and their families. It serves as a clearinghouse for research programs and support groups, and offers educational materials and training programs on pain management and the care of seriously ill children.
- National Childhood Cancer Foundation (NCCF) supports research conducted by a network of institutions, each of which has a team of doctors, scientists, and other specialists with the special skills required for the diagnosis, treatment, supportive care, and research on the cancers of infants, children, and young adults. Advocating for children with cancer and the centers that treat them is also a focus of the NCCF.
- Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation is an international nonprofit organization designed to help seriously ill children and adolescents cope with the psychosocial and medical challenges they face. Starlight Starbright offers in-hospital, outpatient, school, and home-based programs and services free of charge to children, adolescents, and their families during the course of an illness and during recovery.
For additional cancer information, see the general cancer Support section of this Web site or call the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER.