Children's Cancer Recovery

Childhood Cancer Statistics


Other Facts & Statistics:

  1. Childhood cancer is the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. (Source: St. Baldrick's Foundation)
  2. Childhood cancer does not discriminate, sparing no ethnic group, socio-economic class or geographic region. (Source: CureSearch)
  3. 300,000 children around the world will be diagnosed with cancer each year. (Source: St. Baldrick's Foundation)
  4. 1 out of every 300 males and 1 out of every 333 females in America will develop cancer before their 20th birthday. (Source: American Society of Clinical Oncology)
  5. More than 95% of childhood cancer survivors will have a chronic health problem by age 40 because of the radiation and chemo treatments they received as a child. (Source: St. Baldrick's Foundation)
  6. 60% of children who survive cancer suffer late-effects, such as infertility, heart failure, and secondary cancers. (Source: CureSearch)
  7. Radiation to a child’s brain can significantly damage cognitive function, or if radiation is given at a very young age, limiting the ability to read, do basic math, tell time or even talk. (Source: National Cancer Institute)

Possible Signs and Symptoms in Children:

  • An unusual lump or swelling
  • Unexplained paleness and loss of energy
  • Easy bruising
  • An ongoing pain in one area of the body
  • Limping
  • Unexplained fever or illness that doesn’t go away
  • Frequent headaches, often with vomiting
  • Sudden eye or vision changes
  • Sudden unexplained weight loss