Cancer is something that can happen at any age. Pediatric cancer or cancer affecting children is not rare. It affects 400,000 children worldwide a year. Out of this 75,000 cases are from India. Although 85 percent of cases are completely curable if detected early and treated, the fact is that there is no significant progress in reporting such cases in child oncology centers in general. About cancer affecting children Dr. Vinay Munikoty Venkatesh, Consultant – Pediatric Hematology Oncology & BMT, Manipal Hospital Yeshwanthpur and Whitefield explains.