Children with Cancer

Symptoms and Treatments for Children’s Cancer


The listed Symptoms and Treatments for Different Types of Childhood Cancer information was collected from the Children’s Cancer Research Fund website.


Children’s Cancer Research Fund


7301 Ohms Lane, Suite 460, Minneapolis, MN 55439

888-422-7348 / 952-893-9355


Children’s Cancer Research Fund invests in lifesaving, leading-edge research in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of childhood cancers and blood-related disorders.


Childhood cancers are mostly those of the white blood cells (leukemia), brain, bone, and the lymphatic system (lymphoma). Cancerous tumors also can develop in the muscles, kidneys, and nervous system. Like cancers that occur in adults, each type of childhood cancer behaves differently, but all develop because of an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells.


However, children’s cancers do not always act like, get treated like, or respond like adult cancers.


Learn more about the symptoms and treatments for different types of childhood cancer click the links below:


Local Resources for Children’s Cancer Community


Children’s Cancer Community


Santa Rosa, CA,


Children’s Cancer Community offers the following support to families battling cancer in their child:


Support Group Meetings
Meetings are held in Santa Rosa and Fairfield once a month.

Survival Kits
CCC offers survival kits for newly diagnosed families.

Scholarship Program
CCC’s scholarship program helps graduating high school seniors and returning college students with financial assistance as they work their way through higher education.



The National Childrens Cancer Society


One South Memorial Drive, Suite 800 St., Louis, MO 63102



The National Childrens Cancer Society serves as a financial, emotional, and educational resource for families that can’t make ends meet when their child is diagnosed with cancer. Since their inception, they have provided more than $54 million in direct financial assistance to more than 30,000 children nationwide, and we work closely with over 200 hospitals and pediatric oncology units throughout the US.


Visit the resources below to learn more about how The National Childrens Cancer Society can help during treatment.



National Cancer Institute




The National Cancer Institute is an immense forum that provides information about all forms of cancer. It provides statistics, research, treatment, and overall knowledge about cancer.


Visit the Factsheet on Childhood Cancers.


Mithil Prasad Foundation


The Mithil Prasad Foundation supports DIPG research and patients.

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) are highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumors found at the base of the brain. They are glial tumors, meaning they arise from the brain’s glial tissue—tissue made up of cells that help support and protect the brain’s neurons. These tumors are found in an area of the brainstem (the lowest, stem-like part of the brain) called the pons, which controls many of the body’s most vital functions such as breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate.




(Western Region)

440 E. Huntington Drive, Suite 400, Arcadia, CA 91006



CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is a national non-profit foundation whose mission is to fund and support children’s cancer research and provide information and resources to all those affected by children’s cancer. CureSearch supports clinical trials research at more than 180 local hospitals across the United States. These hospitals participate in National Cancer Institute sponsored clinical trials conducted by the Children’s Oncology Group. Through the CureSearch Investigational Research Initiative, CureSearch also funds basic and translational research that offers the greatest potential to design treatments and improve outcomes for children with difficult-to-treat cancers.


California hospitals supported by CureSearch for Children’s Cancer


City of Hope

1500 E Duarte Road, Medical Office Bldg. 4th Floor

Duarte, CA 91010



Loma Linda University Medical Center

11175 Campus Street, Suite CSP-11005

Loma Linda, CA 92350



Miller Children’s Hospital, Jonathan Jaques Cancer Center

2801 Atlantic Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90801



Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Room AC1065, Lower Level Cancer Center

8700 Beverly Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90048-1865



Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

4650 Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90027



Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, Division of Hem-Onc

10833 Le Conte Avenue, #A2-410

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1752



Southern California Permanente Medical Group

4700 Sunset Boulevard 3B

Los Angeles, CA 90027



Children’s Hospital Central California

9300 Valley Children’s Place FC13

Madera, CA 93638-8762



Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland

747 52nd Street

Oakland, CA 94609-1809