Childhood Cancer Statistics

5 reasons to change the face of childhood cancer:

  • About 1 in 5 children will not survive cancer and outcomes worsen for hard-to-cure cancers.
  • It is the #1 cause of death by disease of Canadian children.
  • More than 10,000 children, adolescents, and young adults in Canada are in treatment or 5-year follow-up for cancer right now.
  • Only 7% of all cancer research dollars are dedicated to childhood cancer.
  • 95% of survivors will live with a chronic health problem by the time they are 45 years old.