A disease like cancer does not distinguish ages and can occur in childhood or in old age. In this way, the rapid growth of malignant cells that form tumors and invade organs and tissues also occurs in children, and sometimes their appearance is unexplained.
However, the development of some types of childhood cancer have been associated with different infections or with the carrier of a virus such as HIV, for example. However, it is important to consider that many types of cancer can be prevented through vaccination and many have a solution with timely diagnosis.
Among the most common types of cancer in children are:
- Rhabdomyosarcomas; muscle tumors.
- Bone cancer; affects the bones and joints.
- Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas; cancer of the lymphatic and immune system.
- Brain and central nervous system tumors.
- Thyroid cancer; affects hormonal development.