Childhood Cancer Statistics
Statistics provided by CureSearch.
Approximately 15,600 kids are diagnosed with cancer each year in the U.S.
Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease in children.
Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer.
12% of children diagnosed with cancer do not survive.
Children’s cancer affects all ethnic, gender and socio-economic groups.
The average age of children diagnosed is six.
More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year.
60% of children who survive cancer suffer late-effects, such as infertility, heart failure and secondary cancers.
There are approximately 375,000 adult survivors of children’s cancer in the United States.