Global Childhood Cancer Facts for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

This year approximately 400,000 children globally will be diagnosed with cancer and about 100,000 children will die from cancer. These figures are most likely higher due to the many cases that remain uncounted and unreported. And with the global pandemic these numbers will certainly be impacted.
(World Health Organisation)

  • 400,000 Children are diagnosed with cancer every year
  • 100,000 Children die from cancer every year
  • Brain Cancer kills more children than any other disease worldwide
  • Childhood cancer does not discriminate any child can get it
  • The cause of most childhood cancer is still unknown
  • Childhood cancer is grossly underfunded
  • 1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer will die within 5 years
  • Childhood cancer is not one disease, there are 16 major types of cancer with hundreds of subtypes,
  • While some cancers like leukemia have a 90% five year survival rate others particularly brain cancer have a 0% survival rate.
  • Treatment times vary from a few months to many years, there are children who spend their whole life in treatment.
  • 90% of children who survive cancer suffer long-term effects
  • The incident rate of childhood cancer is increasing
  • Childhood cancer is not one disease there are 16 major types

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land where we meet and work, the Ngunnawal people, and the many other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from across Australia who have now made Canberra their home. We celebrate and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of the ACT and region.

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