A cancer diagnosis is upsetting at any age, but especially so when the patient is a child. Types of cancer in children: In the United States in 2019, an estimated 11,060 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed among children from birth to 14 years, and about 1,190 children are expected to die from the disease. Although cancer death rates for this group have declined by 65 percent from 1970 to 2016, cancer remaining the leading cause of death from disease among children. The most common types of cancer diagnosed in children ages 0 to 14 years are leukemias, brain and other central nervous system (CNS) tumors and lymphomas.
Source: National Cancer Institute (NCI) 2019