Pediatric Cancer Facts

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Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer in children in the United States.

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1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer in the United States will not survive.

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Only 4% of federal government cancer research funding goes to studying pediatric cancer.

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With early diagnosis and treatment protocols, approximately 70% of childhood cancers are curable.

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Every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer.

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60% of children who survive cancer will suffer late-effects from the treatments.

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In the U.S., 84% of children diagnosed with cancer are alive at least 5 years after diagnosis.