Unfortunately the paediatric population is susceptible to malignancies. The most common entities, in overall order of frequency, are 1-4:
- leukaemia/lymphoma: ~35% *
- central nervous system malignancies: ~20%
- solid tumours
It is important to note that the incidence of various tumours varies with age, and thus the order above is not true throughout childhood 3.
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