Almost 10,000 children in UK have cancer, new figures suggest

Almost 10,000 children in UK have cancer, new figures suggest
 

Ciaran Devane, chief executive of Macmillan. Almost 10,000 children in the UK are currently living with cancer, figures suggest. Data from Macmillan Cancer Support and the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) shows around a fifth more boys than girls are affected by the disease.
Among all those with cancer, from babies up to the age of 14, 47% were diagnosed at least five years ago.
The most commonly diagnosed cancer in children is leukaemia, accounting for almost a third of new cases a year.
Earlier this week the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also published figures on... read more

 
13 December 2013 in Health, Views: 23
Source: Guardian
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