How to Pronounce Eight Common Childhood Cancers

September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the month when the Foundation together with other brilliant and inspiring researchers, doctors and organisations around the world shine a light on childhood cancer. Essential family support services offer financial relief throughout the process.

Childhood cancer is a disease that impacts families for life. Each year around 1000 Australian children will be diagnosed with a type of childhood cancer.

There are many different types of cancer that can appear in children, some rare and some more common.

Cancers in children are different from those seen in adults and we are often asked about the differences and how they are pronounced.

So, this September as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve created an animated series of eight common childhood cancers1, that we encourage you, your family and friends to learn and share.


Pronounced: (lou-key-me-ah)

Leukaemia is a: Blood cancer

Leukaemia is a type of cancer that forms in the blood and bone marrow. There are a few different types of Leukaemia; the most common are Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) and Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML).

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