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Average Years of Life Lost to Cancer

In 2016, the average life expectancy in the US was over 78 years. The average age of death for a child with cancer is under 11 years old. Childhood cancer results in as many as 50 more years of life lost than other cancers.

Average Age of Death for Pediatric Cancer Patient (age 0-19): 10.4 years

Source: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program (

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Average Years of Life Lost to Cancer was last modified: August 11th, 2019 by webmaster

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