Cancer Among Children
Note: The numbers in parentheses are the rates per 100,000 children in the United States.
In 2011, the most commonly diagnosed cancers and leading causes of cancer death in children aged 0 to 19 years were—
- Highest incidence rate (8.8) found among children aged 1 to 4 years.
- Highest death rate (0.8) found among children aged 15 to 19 years.
Brain and central nervous system cancer
- Highest incidence rate (4.3) found among children aged 1 to 4 years.
- Highest death rate (1.0) found among children aged 5 to 9 years.
Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2011 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2014.
- Cancer Prevention Starts in Childhood
- Childhood Cancers (National Cancer Institute)
- Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer (National Cancer Institute)
- Cancer incidence rates and trends among children and adolescents in the United States, 2001–2009