//Stats & Facts
Stats & Facts 2018-05-16T16:40:29+00:00

Stats and Facts on Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult

  • Childhood cancer is the number one cause of death by disease for kids age 1 to 19.[1]
  • Each year about 1,500 children age 0 – 19 are diagnosed and treated in Children’s hospitals in Canada.[2]
  • Approximately 3,800 children, adolescents and young adults are diagnosed with cancer each year in Canada (between the ages of 0-29 years).[3]
  • 1 in 5 children will die from their cancer.[4]
  • For those kids that survive their cancer diagnosis, approximately 40 will experience late-effects from their treatment that is life-threatening, disabling, or even fatal.[5]
  • By age 45, 80% of survivors have a life-threatening health condition – directly resulting from harsh treatment with chemotherapy and radiation.[6]

[1] Canadian Cancer Society. (2013). Canadian Cancer Statistics. Accessed online November 23, 2014 at: http://www.cancer.ca/~/media/cancer.ca/CW/cancer%20information/cancer%20101/Canadian%20cancer%20statistics/canadian-cancer-statistics-2013-EN.pdf

[2] Canadian Cancer Society. (2017). Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017. Accessed online at: http://www.cancer.ca/~/media/cancer.ca/CW/publications/Canadian%20Cancer%20Statistics/Canadian-Cancer-Statistics-2017-EN.pdf. Pp. 42.

[3] Canadian Cancer Society. (2017). Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017. Accessed online at: http://www.cancer.ca/~/media/cancer.ca/CW/publications/Canadian%20Cancer%20Statistics/Canadian-Cancer-Statistics-2017-EN.pdf. Pp. 42

[4] Childhood Cancer Canada website. https://www.childhoodcancer.ca/aboutus

[5] Oeffinger, K.C., Mertens, A.C., Sklar, C.A. et al. (2006). Chronic Health Conditions in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer. New England Journal of Medicine, 355, pps. 1572-1582.

[6] https://www.stjude.org/media-resources/news-releases/2013-medicine-science-news/childhood-cancer-survivors-found-to-have-significant-undiagnosed-disease-as-adults.html