Cancer in children and young people

Cancer diagnoses in children and young people are rare. In Scotland, about 150 new cases are recorded each year for children aged up to 16 years and 180 new cases are recorded for young people aged 16 – 24 years.

Teenagers and younger adults can develop cancers most commonly seen in children, although sometimes those more common in adults. 

Read about the types of cancer that can affect children and young people

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