September: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Sabree Primus

September is widely known as childhood cancer awareness month. A full 31 days are dedicated to those with pediatric cancer. In honor of childhood cancer awareness month, here are ten things you should know about childhood cancer:

  1. 43 children a day are diagnosed with pediatric cancer in the U.S.
  2. About 400,000 children and young adolescents are diagnosed with cancer each year.
  3. Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease in America.
  4. 1 in 285 children are diagnosed with cancer before their 20th birthday.
  5. The most common cancer in children is acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
  6. Most knowledge on adult cancer has been learned from childhood cancer research.
  7. About 1,600 children have died from pediatric cancers in 2022.
  8. As of 2020 there were six drugs approved for use in treatment for cancer in children.
  9. In high income countries 80% of children with cancer are cured.
  10. In many low and middle income countries the cure rate is about 20%.

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