Pleuropulmonary Blastoma - Childhood: Statistics

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ON THIS PAGE: You will find information about how many people learn they have this type of tumor each year and some general survival information. 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 four. Most kids are diagnosed between the ages of 3 to 4, but some are diagnosed between ages four to eight. PPB is rarely diagnosed in older children, teenagers, and adults. PPB occurs about equally in boys and girls.

The overall survival rate is the percentage of people who survive after the tumor is detected, excluding those who die from other diseases. The overall survival rate of people 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.

Survival statistics should be interpreted with caution. It is not possible to tell a person how long he or she will live with PPB. Survival statistics 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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