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CHILDHOOD CANCER FACTS


  • One in every 330 children in the United States will develop cancer before the age of 19.
  • Each school day, enough children are diagnosed with cancer to empty two classrooms.
  • Each year, in the USA, over 12,400 children are diagnosed with cancer.
  • In the United States, 2,300 children die of cancer each year.
  • Childhood cancers are the #1 cause of death by disease in American children– killing more than asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and pediatric AIDS combined.
  • Two-thirds of pediatric cancer survivors are left with at least one chronic health problem.
  • Childhood cancer survival rates have increased significantly in the past few decades.
  • Today, up to 80% of children diagnosed with cancer survive. However, some types pediatric cancer such as brain stem tumors, metastatic sarcomas, and relapsed cancers remain incredibly resistant to treatment.
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