• 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.