Tag: childhood cancer

Australia’s youngest affected by rising cancer rates

Health Professional Cancer Network

Childhood cancer incidence rates are on the rise in Australia and cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in those aged 14 and under. The latest data from the Australian Childhood Cancer Registry, managed by Cancer Council Queensland, found that cancer rates increased by 11 per cent from 2006 to 2014 in those…

New data: more than 8 out of 10 childhood cancer survivors struggle with health problems later in life

New data reveals that over 81 per cent of childhood cancer survivors develop at least one life-changing mental or physical health issue after cancer treatment received as a child1 Late physical effects include heart disease, obesity and osteoporosis. Many survivors also experience serious psychological late effects, with almost 50 per cent of survivors reporting anxiety…

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