Children's Cancer Facts

  • Children's cancer is the number 1 cause of death by disease for children under the age of 15 in the US.
  • An estimated 250,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in children under the age of 20 every year worldwide.
  • Two-Thirds of childhood cancer survivors will have long lasting chronic conditions from their treatment.
  • The causes of most childhood cancers are not strongly linked to environmental or lifestyle factors.
  • One in 285 children in the US will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20 years old.
  • The National Cancer Institute devotes only 4% of its budget to childhood cancer research.
  • Childhood Cancer Research is Vastly Underfunded.

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