Cancer Epidemiology, Management & Prevention
Cancer is the 2nd most leading cause of death among children aged 1 to 14 years in the US. It is estimated that in 2019, 11,060 children in this age group will be diagnosed with cancer and 1,190 will die from it., where, leukemia accounts for 28% of all childhood cancers, followed by brain and other nervous system tumors.
Cancer does not go away sometimes, and it may be a chronic illness, where it can be managed by treatment. Clinical trials are being done, where, advanced cancers whose tumours have particular genetic mutations are being treated with drugs designed to target those mutations. However, cancer can be generally prevented by making certain lifestyle changes.