SUPPORTING FAMILIES WITH CHILDHOOD CANCERS
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Children aged 0-14 are diagnosed with cancer each year in Australia.
Of all children diagnosed with cancer in Australia are aged 0-4 at diagnosis, with a median age of 5 years old.
Of all cancers diagnosed amongst children are leukemia. A further 25% of diagnoses were caused by tumours of the central nervous system (mainly brain tumours), and lymphomas accounted for a further 10%.
Total increase in incidence rates amongst all childhood cancers in Australia from 1983 to 2014, after adjusting to changes in the population.
1 in 200
Children each year under the age of 15 are diagnosed with renal tumours in Australia, and the large majority of these are Wilms tumours.
Rare or very rare childhood cancers are diagnosed each year in Australia (rare cancers have a diagnosis occurrence of less than 5%, and have less chance in survivorship).
Of Wilms tumour patients have relapsed. This equates to 4-5 patients per year on average.
Of all cancer diagnoses in Australia are childhood cancer diagnoses (under the age of 15). The incidence rate of childhood cancers is around 170 new cases per million children per year. Two-thirds of childhood cancer patients will have long lasting chronic conditions from the cancer treatments that require ongoing treatment.
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