Children's cancer (Paediatric)

Our children’s cancer experts come together to support you and your child through this time. We will all work together with the aim of getting your child back to a normal childhood. Our Paediatric Radiation Oncology Service supplies care and radiotherapy treatment to children. This care ranges from birth to young adulthood

Children’s cancers are often very different to adult cancers. These cancers usually occur in different parts of the body than those found in adults. They also look very different under a microscope. They respond to treatment in different ways. How cancers grow in children is also very different to adults. It is unclear why cancer happens to some and not others. In children, cancer may be the result of a bad cell change in the genes during a normal growth period.