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1,190 Children Are Projected to Die From Cancer in 2017

The American Cancer Society recently released projections for cancer rates in American children for January 2017. Here are some key findings from the report:


Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in children ages 1-14, after accidents.
In 2017, an estimated 10,270 children 1-14 will be diagnosed with cancer.
1,190 children are projected to die from cancer in 2017.
Leukemia accounts for almost a third (29%) of all childhood cancers.
26% of childhood cancers are brain and other nervous system tumors.
Cancer incidence rates increased in children by 0.6% per year from 1975-2013

Source: American Cancer Society, January 5, 2017


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  1. 19.5 Million Cancer Deaths Were Recorded Between 1980 and 2014

    The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published a study on cancer mortality rates across the country. Here are some key findings from the report:

    • Cancer mortality decreased by 20.1% between 1980 and 2014.
    • There were 192 deaths per 100,000 population due to cancer in 2014.
    • 19,511,910 cancer deaths were recorded in the U.S. between 1980 and 2014.
    • 2,484,476 of these deaths were due to colon and rectum cancer.
    • Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer caused 5,656,423 deaths from 1980-2014.
    • 1,573,593 died from breast cancer and 1,077,030 died from prostate cancer.

    Source: JAMA, January 2017


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