Pediatric Cancer: An Overview

This information is useful for children
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Why Yale Medicine?
  • We offer one of the most experienced and well-equipped children’s cancer centers in the Northeast.
  • We are the only provider of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery services in Connecticut.
  • Yale Medicine is part of the Children’s Oncology Group, a global team of more than 200 hospitals dedicated to curing cancer in children.

Pediatric cancer is always frightening to think about, but the good news is that many childhood cancers are highly treatable now. More than 80 percent of kids who get cancer today survive five years or longer. 

Patients with pediatric cancers are usually treated at specialized children’s cancer centers such as the one at Yale Medicine. Here pediatricians, surgeons, oncologists, and radiation oncologists work as a team to ensure the best possible treatment for each child.