Is pneumonia linked to increased risk for childhood cancer?

Access to the full content of this site is available only to registered healthcare professionals. Register to read more


  • Children hospitalized for pneumonia may have an increased risk for leukemia, lymphoma, and brain cancer in the short term; risk for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) and brain cancer remained elevated at 5 years.

Why this matters

  • There has been conflicting evidence regarding w...