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• More than 3,000 children are diagnosed with leukemia every year.

• More than 10% of all Americans diagnosed with leukemia are children.

• Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children under the age of 20.

• Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children.

• At present there is no cure for leukemia.

• The causes of most childhood cancers are unknown.

• There are about 29,000 new cases of leukemia each year in the entire population of USA.

• Sixty percent of leukemias are due to acute forms of leukemias, which signify rapidly progressing diseases.

• About ten percent of all leukemias are diagnosed in children.

• Leukemia accounts for nearly thirty percent of all cancers in children.

• Seventy-five percent are acute lymphoblastic leukemias.

• Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) accounts for approximately 75% of the leukemia cases among children.

• Children with Down Syndrome have an increased risk of developing leukemia.

• Someone is diagnosed with leukemia or lymphoma every 5 minutes.


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