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Childhood Cancer- By the numbers

CHILDHOOD RY THE CANCER NUMBERS A LOOK AT THE FACTS AND FIGURES BEHIND THE DEVASTATING DISEASE EVERY YEAR, AN ESTIMATED EVERY DAY, APPROXIMATELY 250 KIDS AROUND THE WORLD DIE 263,000 FROM CANCER NEW CASES OF CANCER AFFECT CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 20 WORLDWIDE. 91,250 250 THAT'S 720 NEW KIDS AFFECTED EVERY DAY 91,250 LOSE THEIR LIFE TO THE DISEASE EVERY YEAR CHILDHOOD CANCER OCCURS REGULARLY, RANDOMLY AND SPARES NO ETHNIC GROUP, SOCIOECONOMIC CLASS, OR GEOGRAPHIC REGION. IN THE UNITED STATES, THE INCIDENCE OF CANCER AMONG ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS IS INCREASING ATA GREATER RATE THAN ANY OTHER AGE GROUP, EXCEPT THOSE OVER 65 YEARS. CHILDHOOD CANCER IS NOT JUST ONE DISEASE. IT IS MADE UP OF A DOZEN TYPES AND COUNTLESS SUBTYPES. THE CAUSES OF MOST CHILDHOOD CANCERS ARE UNKNOWN AND ARE NOT STRONGLY LINKED TO LIFESTYLE OR ENVIRONMENTAL RISK FACTORS, UNLIKE MANY ADULT CANCERS. 1) CHILDHOOD CANCER IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH BY DISEASE IN CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 15 IN THE U.S. 24 LESS THAN 5% OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S TOTAL FUNDING FOR CANCER RESEARCHIS DEDICATED TOCHILDHOOD CANCERS EACH YEAR. ONE IN 330 CHILDREN WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER BY THE TIME THEY'RE 20 YEARS OLD. DESPITE THESE FACTS, CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH IS VASTLY AND CONSISTENTLY UNDERFUNDED Alexs Lemonade Stand 2/3 TWO-THIRDS OF CHILDHOOD CANCER PATIENTS WILL HAVE LONG LASTING CHRONIC CONDITIONS FROM TREATMENT. FOUNDATION FOR TM CHILDHOOD CANCER ALEXSLEMONADE.ORG

Childhood Cancer- By the numbers

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What are the numbers behind childhood cancer? The statistics will astound you.

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