Advertisement

Childhood Cancer Incidence Up, Related Mortality Down — Physician’s First Watch

Medical News |
February 3, 2014

Childhood Cancer Incidence Up, Related Mortality Down

By Amy Orciari Herman

Although incidence rates of childhood cancer have increased "slightly" in the U.S. since 1975, cancer-related mortality has declined by 50%, according to a new report from American Cancer Society published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

Using data from several national cancer registries, the researchers estimate that 1 in 285 U.S. children will be diagnosed with cancer before age 20, and that 1 in 530 young adults aged 20 to 39 is a childhood cancer survivor.

The authors conclude that it is "likely that most pediatric and primary care practices will be involved in the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of young patients and survivors." They include a discussion of risk factors and management for common childhood cancers.

Your Comment

(will not be published)

Filtered HTML

  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Do you have any conflict of interest to disclose?
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.

Vertical Tabs

* Required

Reader comments are intended to encourage lively discussion of clinical topics with your peers in the medical community. We ask that you keep your remarks to a reasonable length, and we reserve the right to withhold publication of remarks that do not meet this standard.

PRIVACY: We will not use your email address, submitted for a comment, for any other purpose nor sell, rent, or share your e-mail address with any third parties. Please see our Privacy Policy.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement