Childhood Cancer Facts

* 250,000 new cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed each year
Canada has a higher childhood cancer rate than any other
developed country

* 70% survive with proper diagnosis and treatment

* 80% of children with cancer live in developing countries and do not
have access to adequate diagnosis and treatment

* Parents become full time carers when dealing with prolonged life-
threatening illness of a child – they need their employment and
income protected

* Long-term effects can, for example, affect education, ability to get
work and insurance – these children and young people deserve
rehabilitation without discrimination