In the last 40 years, the overall survival rate for children’s cancer has increased from 10% to over 85% today, but for many more rare childhood cancers, the survival rate is much lower. There are approximately 483,000 adult survivors of children’s cancer in the United States.
Source: Source: Howlader N, Noone AM, Krapcho M, Miller D, Brest A, Yu M, Ruhl J, Tatalovich Z, Mariotto A, Lewis DR, Chen HS, Feuer EJ, Cronin KA (eds). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2018, National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD.
Based on November 2020 SEER data, posted to the SEER web site, April 2021.
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