Childhood Cancer – two words that should never appear in the same sentence, let alone linked!!
Unfortunately, Childhood Cancer is a reality for far too many families across the globe, and incidences are increasing…
The term “childhood cancer” is most commonly used to designate cancer that arises in children before the age of 18 years. Childhood cancers are rare, representing between 0.5% and 4.6%* of all cancers. The overall incidence rates of childhood cancer vary between 50 and 200 per million* children across the world.
Each year thousands of children are diagnosed with cancer – Worldwide, a child is diagnosed every 2 minutes.
Worldwide, 300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year.
Generally, more children die of Childhood Cancer than from any other disease – more than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies and diabetes combined.
Children with cancer aren’t little adults fighting adult cancers. They require unique treatment and research.
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