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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cancer Sucks!

The Impact of Childhood Cancer

  • Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease in children.
  • One child out of five who is diagnosed with cancer dies.
  • Three out of five children suffer from long-term side effects.
  • Each school day, 46 young people - that's two classrooms worth of children - are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S.
  • More than 12,500 children are diagnosed with cancer each year and over 40,000 children and adolescents are currently being treated for childhood cancers.
  • The average age of a child diagnosed with cancer is six years old.

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