The most common cancers in children are different from the most common cancers in adults. More than half of childhood cancers are leukemias and cancers of the brain and central nervous system.
During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, visit the National Cancer Institute to:
- Get information about cancer types
- Learn about research into causes and treatment
- Find a handbook for parents of young people with cancer
Visit MedlinePlus for additional resources on childhood cancer. Topics include coping, nutrition, and finances.
If you are looking for health insurance, keep in mind that the new Health Insurance Marketplace begins enrollment on October 1, 2013 for coverage starting January 1, 2014.