commonly occurs during the late fall and early winter in children 6 months to
36 months of age.1 Adults rarely get croup because
their breathing passages are stronger and larger than children's.
Unusual cancers of childhood are cancers rarely seen in children.
Cancer in children and teenagers is rare. Since 1975, the number of new cases of childhood cancer has slowly increased. The number of deaths from childhood cancer is less than half what it was in 1975.
Unusual cancers are so rare that most children's hospitals see fewer than two cases in a year. Because the unusual cancers are so rare, there is not a lot of information about what treatment works best. A child's treatment is often...