Childhood Cancer Facts
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 300 Boys will develop cancer before their 20th birthday
In the United States alone 46 children per day are diagnosed with cancers unrelated to genetics or family history
In the past 20 years the incidence of childhood cancer has increased by 29%
1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer will die
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.
Childhood cancer touches all members of the family and impacts are felt socially, emotionally and financially.
“Just because children can’t vote, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have a voice.”
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