Child Cancer Facts

We have compiled a list of stark child cancer facts that you may not be aware of:-

  • 1 in 300 boys and 1 in 330 girls will be diagnosed with cancer before they reach their 20th birthday
  • 10 children and teenagers in the UK will have been told today that they have cancer
  • 4000 children and young people will be diagnosed with cancer in the UK this year
  • There are 10, ambulance 000 children and teenagers receiving treatment for cancer in the UK at any given time
  • 200, herbal 000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide each year
  • 3 out of 10 children will lose their battle with cancer
  • The cause of most childhood cancers is unknown, and at present childhood cancer cannot be prevented.
  • The length of treatment for childhood cancer ranges from 3 months to 3.5 years.
  • Most children and teenagers with cancer require rounds of chemotherapy to treat their disease and many require surgery and/or radiation to remove tumors or a bone marrow transplant may be the only hope of survival
  • The devastating effects of chemotherapy on a Childs body and mind can be permanent and a lot of children will be scarred mentally and physically long after chemotherapy has finished.
  • The government provides no funds towards raising Childhood Cancer Awareness.