Important Facts about Childhood Cancers
- Every day, 42 kids are diagnosed with cancer.
- More than 40,000 children are in cancer treatment each year.
- Overall survival rate for children’s cancer has increased from 10% to nearly 90%.
- 1 out of 8 children with cancer will not survive.
- Cancer is the second leading cause of death in children (after accidents).
- Leukemia is the most common cancer in children under 20 (31%).