Cancer in Children: An Overview

Shai Izraeli*, Gideon Rechavi

*Corresponding author for this work

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Approximately one in every 350 children will develop cancer by adulthood, and despite the remarkable cure rate, cancer is still the leading cause of non-accidental death in children in affluent countries after the neonatal period. Most cancers in children cannot be prevented, are not preceded by obvious pre-malignant lesions and are not amenable to early diagnosis, but pediatric oncology is one of the greatest medical success stories of the past four decades. This chapter discusses the different forms of pediatric cancers and their modern-day treatments, focusing on minimizing side effects in children and adolescents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPediatric Psycho-Oncology
Subtitle of host publicationPsychosocial Aspects and Clinical Interventions: Second Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781119998839
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2012


  • Adolescents
  • Cancer
  • Children
  • Therapy
  • Treatment
  • Tumor


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