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The Facts of Childhood Cancer in the U.S.

Childhood cancer in the United States and around the world is a tragedy. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to raise awareness. Please continue reading to learn the facts of childhood cancer in the U.S.

Facts of childhood cancer in the U.S.

Prevalence of childhood cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer in children and teens (ages 0-19) is rare, with an estimated 15,590 people within this age group to be diagnosed in 2021.

Most common types of cancer

The National Cancer Institute lists the most common types of cancer in children and teenagers in the United States.

Among children and teens ages 0 to 19, the most common types include:

  • leukemias
  • brain and central nervous system tumors
  • lymphomas

In children ages 0-14, the most common types include the three mentioned above as well as:

  • neuroblastoma
  • kidney tumors
  • malignant bone tumors

Lastly, in teenagers ages 15 to 19, years old the most common types of cancer include:

  • brain and central nervous system tumors
  • lymphomas
  • leukemias
  • thyroid cancer
  • gonadal germ cell tumors
  • malignant bone tumors

Good news

The outlook for children and teens with cancer has seen improvement over the last few decades! According to the National Cancer Institute, the number of deaths due to cancer among children and adolescents decreased by 50% from 1975 to 2017. Thankfully these numbers have changed because of the development of modern medicines and treatments.

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