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Childhood Cancer

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Childhood Cancer

About 15,950 children and adolescents under 20 years of age are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States.1 Around 490 of those children and adolescents are from Michigan.2 Research improvements in health care have led to major decreases in U.S. childhood cancer death rates in the last few decades. Since 1985, the childhood cancer death rate in Michigan has decreased by over 60%.3

Leukemias – cancers of the blood and bone marrow – are the most common types of childhood cancers. The most common types of leukemia diagnosed in children are Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) and Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). The second most common types of childhood cancers are brain and spinal cord tumors.4

Childhood cancer data are available on the MiTracking Data Portal for:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Brain and Central Nervous System Cancer
  • Leukemia


For more up-to-date cancer data, visit:

Cancer Epidemiology