Childhood cancer is more common than many may realize. Please use this fact sheet to arm yourself with knowledge—and spread the word—about childhood cancer.
Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease in children in the United States.
1-in-285 children will be diagnosed with cancer before age 20.
Every school day, 43 young people are diagnosed with cancer.
1 out of 5 children with childhood cancer die.
Only 3% of federal funding for cancer research is focused on childhood cancers.
Childhood cancer is not one disease. There are more than 25 different types, each requiring their own research.
Childhood cancer is not the same as adult cancer. Separate research and treatments are required.
In addition to the emotional burden, many families affected by childhood cancer endure financial burdens spending between $2,500 and $10,000 in medical expenses not covered by insurance and $1,000-$10,000 in additional non-medical expenses.