Cancer in Kids

“Although cancer in children is rare, it is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy among children in the United States. In 2014, it is estimated that 15,780 children and adolescents ages 0 to 19 years will be diagnosed with cancer .

A comparison within various age groups show:

  • 32.1 cancer diagnoses per 100,000 children ages 0 to 14 years
  • 138.6 cancer diagnoses per 100,000 adolescents and young adults ages 15 to 39 years
  • 2,053.8 cancer diagnoses per 100,000 people aged 40 years or older

Pediatric cancers are out there.

As of January 1, 2010, there were approximately 380,000 survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer (diagnosed at ages 0 to 19 years) alive in the United States.”

Be aware of these statistics. Approximately 1 in 285 kids (before the age of 20) are diagnosed with a pediatric cancer.  When asked to donate towards a pediatric research organization, consider “yes.”

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