Childhood Cancer Facts

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“Just because children can’t vote, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have a voice.”

-Trevor Schaefer, Founder, Trevor’s Trek Foundation

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in children, exceeded only by accidents.

1 in 333 girls will develop cancer before their 20th birthday

1 in 333 girls will develop cancer before their 20th birthday

1 in 300 Boys will develop cancer before their 20th birthday

1 in 300 Boys will develop cancer before their 20th birthday

1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer will die

1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer will die

In the past 20 years the incidence of childhood cancer has increased by 29%

In the United States alone 46 children per day are diagnosed with cancers unrelated to genetics or family history

In the United States alone 46 children per day are diagnosed with cancers unrelated to genetics or family history

Cancer treatments can affect a child’s growth, fertility, and endocrine system.

Cancer treatments can affect a child’s growth, fertility, and endocrine system.

Each year, around 13,500 children are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S.

Each year, around 13,500 children are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S.

Childhood cancer touches all members of the family and impacts are felt socially, emotionally and financially.

Childhood cancer touches all members of the family and impacts are felt socially, emotionally and financially.