Although cancer in children is rare, it is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy among children in the United States. In 2014 it was estimated that 1,960 would die of the disease in the United States. (5)
The prognosis varies among cancer types, from a successful cure rate of 90% for certain cancer forms (Wilms' tumor and certain lymphomas) to very poor (certain types of brain tumors).
See each cancer form: