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Childhood Cancers

Researchers have studied childhood cancers for many years but still do not know a lot about what causes them. Finding the causes of childhood cancers is challenging because cancer in children is rare and each type of cancer may have different factors that lead to its development. It is especially difficult to identify environmental factors related to childhood cancer because environmental exposures to the parent, the child in the womb, or the child after birth may play a role. Data for the following Childhood Cancers are available:

  • Childhood Brain and Nervous System Cancer
  • Childhood Leukemia
  • Childhood acute lymphocytic leukemia
  • Childhood acute myeloid leukemia

Measures are presented as annual data at the state level for children under 15 and children under 20.

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