Cancers in children are not always treated like cancers in adults. Pediatric oncology is a medical specialty that focuses on caring for children with cancer. It's important to know that this experience exists and that there are effective treatments for many types of childhood cancer. Doctors who focus on pediatric oncology are pediatricians who have received additional training in cancer treatment.
These doctors look for and diagnose childhood cancers and suggest the best treatment for your child. The Division of Pediatric Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center focuses exclusively on research and treatment of childhood cancers. As one of the leading cancer centers in the United States, Johns Hopkins is at the forefront of developing new treatments and designing clinical trials. Read our latest news and listen to our podcast.
Pediatric palliative care is considered a fundamental component of comprehensive care, which begins when the disease is diagnosed and continues throughout treatment and care, regardless of whether or not the child is receiving treatment with curative intent. The main types of pediatric cancer found are leukemias, neuroblastomas, Wilms tumors, brain cancers, rhabdomyosarcomas, lymphomas, retinoblastomas, osteosarcomas and Ewing sarcomas.