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.