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Childhood Cancers

Cancer is the chief cause of death in children who die from disease between the ages of 1 and 14. Each year in the US, cancer kills more children than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies, and AIDS, combined. Currently one in every 330 children in the United States develops cancer before the age of nineteen. Moreover, the incidence of cancer among children is increasing.
However, the good news is that due to remarkable progress in the treatment of childhood cancer, up to 70% of all children with cancer can now be cured. [ 1 ]

The childhood cancers dealt with in this section are:

The information in this page is presented in summarised form and has been taken from the following source(s):
1. National Childhood Cancer Foundation: http://www.curesearch.org/nccfintro.aspx


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