Facts and Stats You Should Know about Childhood Cancer
(source: National Childhood Cancer Foundation)
- Today, despite amazing research progress, cancer still kills more children than any other disease. Each year cancer kills more children than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies, and AIDS, combined. - Every year, over 11,000 young people are diagnosed with cancer.
- Each year about 2,300 children and teenagers die from cancer.
- Nationally, the incidence of cancer in children is over 15 times greater than that of AIDS in children.
- One in every 330 Americans develops cancer before age 20.
- The number of potential years of life put at risk by childhood cancer each year exceeds the number for most adult cancers.