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Childhood Cancer Facts: By the Numbers

Every year, an estimated 250,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide. Despite this, childhood cancer research is vastly and consistently underfunded. Check out the infographic below for more childhood cancer facts. You can also view and download the kid-friendly “Did You Know? Childhood Cancer Facts For Kids” infographic.

Childhood Cancer Facts

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Childhood Cancer Facts

  • Childhood cancer research is vastly and consistently underfunded.
  • Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 19 in the U.S.
  • One in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20 years old.
  • Every year, an estimated 250,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide.
  • Two-thirds of childhood cancer patients will have long lasting chronic conditions from treatment.
  • Childhood cancer is not just one disease. It is made up of 12 major types and over 100 subtypes.