Unless otherwise specified, source is National Cancer Institute
In the US:
- One in 330 children will develop cancer by age 20.
- Each school day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer and 10 with some form of sarcoma
- 12,400 children and adolescents younger than 20 years of age are diagnosed with cancer.
- Every year, over 40,000 children are diagnosed with sarcoma around the world. (source: Candlelight)
- Approximately 2,300 children and adolescents die of cancer each year, which makes cancer the most common cause of disease-related mortality for children 1-19 years of age.
- Cancer accounts for the greatest number of disease deaths of children in the
and kills more children per year than cystic fibrosis, muscular United States
dystrophy, asthma and AIDS combined.
- Cancer claims twice as many lives as AIDS worldwide. At least 7 million people die of cancer each year and close to 11 million new cases are diagnosed.
- More than 12% of all deaths every year are caused by cancer. That's more than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria put together.
Cancer drugs used on children today are cancer drugs that were developed for adults 30 or 40 years ago.
Last year, The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) federal budget was $4.6 billion. Of that, breast cancer received 12%, prostate cancer received 7%, and all 12 major groups of pediatric cancers combined received less than 3% ...Across all age groups and 50 subtypes of cancer, sarcoma received less than 1%.