Pediatric oncologists, having training in both pediatrics and oncology, focus on the treatment of malignancies in the pediatric population. Cancers that develop in this population are often quite different from those that develop in adults. Although many adult cancers are linked to environmental or lifestyle factors, cancers that occur in children are very rarely so. Indeed, childhood cancers can develop as the result of DNA changes in cells that occur early in life, even before birth. Such cancers may include neuroblastomas, Wilms tumors, rhabdomyosarcomas, retinoblastomas, bone cancers such as osteosarcomas and Ewing sarcomas, and cancers of the brain/spinal cord. Treatment often involves chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and it is important to note that responses in children are much different compared to those in adults.
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