Thursday, January 12, 2017

1,190 Children Are Projected to Die From Cancer in 2017

The American Cancer Society recently released projections for cancer rates in American children for 2017. Here are some key findings from the report:

Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in children ages 1-14, after accidents.
In 2017, an estimated 10,270 children 1-14 will be diagnosed with cancer.
1,190 children are projected to die from cancer in 2017.
Leukemia accounts for almost a third (29%) of all childhood cancers.
26% of childhood cancers are brain and other nervous system tumors.
Cancer incidence rates increased in children by 0.6% per year from 1975-2013.

Source: American Cancer Society, January 5, 2017

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