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Imaging tests produce detailed pictures of soft tissues, organs, and bones inside the body.
These images show a tumor’s location. Doctors called radiologists analyze the images and provide detailed descriptions.
Their reports help doctors diagnose and treat childhood cancer. During treatment, imaging shows the medical team how cancer responds to therapy. After treatment, patients have imaging tests as part of follow-up visits to check for any changes.
Reviewed: October 2021
Each childhood cancer diagnosis is different. But the process usually begins when your child has signs and symptoms that prompt a visit to the doctor.
Pediatric cancers may be treated using different methods -- chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, stem cell transplant, and targeted therapy.
Learn about types of treatment