Radiation Therapy for Pediatric Cancer

This information is useful for children

Many childhood cancers are highly treatable now. More than 80 percent of kids who get cancer today survive five years or longer. Some of the more common types of pediatric cancer include leukemia, brain and central nervous system tumors, lymphoma, neuroblastoma and nephroblastoma (kidney cancer). In this video, Yale Medicine radiation oncologist Kenneth Roberts, MD, explains how cancers that develop in children can be successfully and safely treated using radiation therapy.