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What is the fastest acting cancer in children from 5-10 years old?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It is hard to give a: No simple answer here. You have to first give us some background for asking this question. Some examples of fast growing cancers include lymphoma, leukemia and sarcomas of various types like rhabdomyosarcoma, ewings sarcoma and osteosarcoma.
Dr. Scott Diede
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Clarification?: I am not quite sure what you mean by fastest acting. If you mean how quickly the cancer cells can grow and divide, probably the fastest is leukemia, for example t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (all).

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