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%).

Here are a few resources:

Rainbow Connection

Gilda's Club

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

National Cancer Institute

American Cancer Society