Childhood Cancer Facts

  • Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease in children
  • 1 child out of 5 who is diagnosed with cancer dies
  • 3 out of 5 children suffer from long-term side effects
  • More than 12,500 children are diagnosed with cancer each year and over 40,000 children and adolescents currently are being treated for childhood cancers
  • The average age of a child diagnosed with cancer is six years old