Childhood cancer is not rare.
A child is diagnosed with cancer every TWO MINUTES.
One in five children with pediatric cancer in the Unites States will not survive.
Survivors typically develop secondary diseases and chronic health problems.
There are over a dozen types of pediatric cancers with more than a hundred subtypes.
Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease in children. It is second only to accidents as the leading cause of childhood death in the United States.
On average, adults lose about 15 years of life to cancer, while children lose 71. Average age of diagnosis in children is six years.
The causes of childhood cancer are vastly unknown.
ONLY 4% OF U.S FEDERAL FUNDING IS DEDICATED TO CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH.
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