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Facts and Stats You Should Know about Childhood Cancer E-mail
(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.