THE FACTS AND FIGURES
Source: CLIC Sargent
-Today, 11 more children and young people will hear the devastating news they have cancer.
- Every year in the UK around 4,000 children and young people under 25 are diagnosed with cancer. Around 2,300 are aged 16 to 24-years-old
- Although eight in 10 will survive cancer, it is still the leading cause of death from a single disease among children and young people in the UK
- It is estimated there are 10,000 survivors of childhood cancer aged 24 and under living in the UK. Around 30% of survivors have a chronic health condition and a further 30% have another ongoing health-related problem.
- The type of cancer and its treatment varies for each child or young person, but treatment normally starts straightaway and can last up to three years.
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