Facts About Childhood Cancer
1. Every year, it is estimated that around 400,000 children worldwide aged 0-19 years suffer from cancer.
2. The most common childhood cancers are leukemia, brain cancer, nerve cancer, lymph node cancer and Wilms tumor.
3. Several disease conditions such as HIV, Epstein-Barr virus and malaria can be risk factors for childhood cancer.
4. Other infections can increase the risk of developing cancer when the child is an adult, therefore it is important to get vaccinated, such as the Hepatitis B vaccine to help prevent liver cancer and the HPV vaccine to help prevent cervical cancer.
Don’t delay to get a diagnosis.