Pleuropulmonary Blastoma - Childhood - Statistics

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 11/2014

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.

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.

The overall survival rate tells you what percent of children live a certain amount of time after the cancer is found. Percent means how many out of 100. The overall survival rate of children with PPB is hard to estimate, given the rare nature of this disease. Talk with your doctor about your child’s prognosis and what individual factors it is based on.

It is important to remember that statistics on how many children survive this type of cancer are an estimate. Doctors cannot say for sure how long any child will live with PPB. Estimates may not represent advances made in the treatment or diagnosis of PPB. Learn more about understanding statistics.

Source: International PPB Registry.

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