Saturday, September 6, 2014

Childhood Cancer Globally

   While the majority of the information I post about childhood cancer is from or about the US, childhood cancer is a global disease.  There are over 200,000 cases around the world annually.  Though the 5 year survival rate in the US and other high-income countries is around 80%, the survival in low and middle income countries (80% of the children diagnosed) survival is under 5%.  While childhood cancer isn't the biggest worry or cause of death by disease in low income countries, it still has a high prevalence around the world.  

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