Cancers in Children

Did you know?

  • Each year, an estimated 400 000 children and adolescents of 0-19 years old develop cancer.

  • Most childhood cancers can be cured with generic medicines and other forms of treatment, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

  • Treatment of childhood cancer can be cost-effective in all income settings.

  • Avoidable deaths from childhood cancers result from lack of diagnosis, misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, obstacles to accessing care, abandonment of treatment, death from toxicity, and relapse.

Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment is important in childhood cancers as it increases the chances of survival for many cancers.

In the next coming updates, we shall discuss more on possible causes of cancer in children, how a diagnosis of cancer is made, where children with cancer can get treated, and what should survivors of childhood cancer consider after they complete treatment.

“ Until you see childhood cancer treatment firsthand, you will never understand how brutal it actually is.”

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