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Wilms Tumor - Childhood - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of children who are diagnosed with a Wilms tumor each year. You will read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.

In the United States, about 500 children are diagnosed with a Wilms tumor each year. The disease accounts for about 5% of all childhood cancers. Wilms tumor occurs most often in young children between the ages of 3 and 4. It is uncommon after age 6.

Rhabdomyosarcoma - Childhood - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of children who are diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma each year. You will read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.

About 350 children are diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma each year. More than half of childhood rhabdomyosarcomas are diagnosed in those under age 10. Rhabdomyosarcoma accounts for 3% of all new childhood cancers each year in the United States. It is the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children.

Pleuropulmonary Blastoma - Childhood - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of children who are diagnosed with PPB each year. You will read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.

PPB is rare. PPB occurs most often in children younger than 12, with most kids diagnosed between the ages of 3 to 4. PPB is rarely diagnosed in teenagers and adults. PPB occurs about equally in boys and girls.

Osteosarcoma – Childhood and Adolescence - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of people, including children, who are diagnosed with osteosarcoma each year. You will read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.

This year, an estimated 1,000 people total, including 450 children and teens younger than 20, will be diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the United States. About 2% of all childhood cancers are osteosarcoma. It most often affects those between the ages of 10 and 30.

Liver Cancer - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of people who are diagnosed with liver cancer each year. You will read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.

This year, an estimated 40,710 adults (29,200 men and 11,510 women) in the United States will be diagnosed with primary liver cancer. Since 1980, incidence of liver cancer has tripled. Men are about 3 times more likely than women to be diagnosed with the disease.

Desmoplastic Infantile Ganglioglioma, Childhood Tumor - Statistics

Brain and spinal cord tumors are the second most common type of childhood cancer, after leukemia. However, DIG is a rare type of childhood brain tumor that is found mainly in infants.

Sources: American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute. 

The next section in this guide is Risk Factors. It explains that the causes of DIG are unknown. Or, use the menu to choose another section to continue reading this guide.

Craniopharyngioma - Childhood - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of children who are diagnosed with craniopharyngioma each year. You will read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.

Craniopharyngioma accounts for approximately 6% of all brain tumors in children. It is diagnosed most often between the ages of 5 and 14, but it is possible for a person of any age to be diagnosed with craniopharyngioma. Approximately 160 children under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with the disease this year.

Central Nervous System Tumors - Childhood - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of children who are diagnosed with a CNS tumor each year. You will read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.

Approximately 4,820 brain and other CNS tumors will be diagnosed this year in children younger than 20 in the United States.  After leukemia, brain and other CNS tumors are the second most common childhood cancers, accounting for about 26% of cancer in children younger than 15.

Childhood Cancer - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about the number of children and teenagers who are diagnosed with cancer each year. You will read general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. Use the menu to see other pages.

In general, cancer in children and teenagers is uncommon, accounting for less than 1% of all cancer cases in the United States. This year, an estimated 10,270 children younger than 15 and about 5,000 adolescents aged 15 to 19 will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States.

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