Kid's Cancer Facts

THE FACTS

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Greatly underfunded

4%

of the National Institute of Health (NIH) budget support pediatric cancer research and treatment.

Average age of a child diagnosed with cancer

6 yrs old

Kid 1
Kids 1
1 out of 5 children diagnosed with cancer will pass away.
Kids 2
Pediatric cancer does not discriminate

Pediatric cancer affects all ethnic, gender, and socio-economic groups.

Every day in the US, 36 children are diagnosed with cancer.

1 in 300 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20.

Arizona

1 child

every day
is diagnosed in AZ

THE ECONOMICS

Kid 2

$500,000

Average cost of cancer treatment for 1 child.
Even with insurance,
out-of-pocket costs average

$35,000

for 1 child

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35% of a family's monthly income (on average) will go to cancer costs.

Cancer related costs that are NOT direct medical bills such as transportation, decreased income and travel for treatment.

Sources: Children's Oncology Group, Arizona Cancer Registry, American Childhood Cancer Organization and the New York Times.

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