In the last 40 years, the overall survival rate for children’s cancer has increased from 10% to nearly 85% today, but for many more rare childhood cancers, the survival rate is much lower. There are approximately 429,000 adult survivors of children’s cancer in the United States.
Source: SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2017, National Cancer Institute.
Based on November 2019 SEER data.
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