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Wilms Tumor - Childhood - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many children are diagnosed with this type of tumor each year. You will also learn some general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

In the United States, about 500 children are diagnosed with a Wilms tumor each year. It 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.

Skin Cancer (Non-Melanoma) - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many people are diagnosed with these types of non-melanoma skin cancer each year. You will also learn some general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

By far, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. Because non-melanoma skin cancer is so common and often curable, statistics are estimated because individual cases are not usually reported to cancer registries.

Sarcomas of Specific Organs - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many people are diagnosed with a soft tissue sarcoma each year. You will also learn some general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

Overall, sarcoma is uncommon. This year, approximately 12,310 people (6,980 men and boys and 5,330 women and girls) will be diagnosed with soft-tissue sarcoma in the United States.

Salivary Gland Cancer - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many people are diagnosed with this type of cancer each year. You will also learn some general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

Salivary gland cancer is uncommon in the United States. An estimated 1 adult out of 100,000 will be diagnosed with salivary gland cancer this year. This type of cancer makes up less than 1% of all cancers diagnosed in the United States.

Mesothelioma - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many people are diagnosed with this type of cancer each year. You will also learn some general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

It is estimated that about 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year in the United States. Mesothelioma occurs more often in men. The average age for a pleural mesothelioma diagnosis is 69. 

Melanoma - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many people are diagnosed with this type of cancer each year. You will also learn some general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

Medulloblastoma - Childhood - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many children are diagnosed with medulloblastoma each year. You will also learn some general information on surviving the disease. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

About 18% of childhood brain tumors are medulloblastoma. Approximately 70% of all cases occur in children under age 10.

Myelodysplastic Syndromes - MDS - Statistics

ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many people are diagnosed with MDS each year. Remember, survival rates depend on several factors. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

Approximately 13,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with MDS each year.

Death from MDS is often caused by bleeding and infection from low blood cell counts or after the disease becomes acute myeloid leukemia (AML). About one-third of patients with MDS develop AML.

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