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Published Data On Childhood Cancers Shows 13% Increase In Incidence Worldwide Since 1980s, WHO Study Shows

The Guardian: Recorded childhood cancers rise by 13% worldwide, study finds
“Childhood cancers have risen across the globe by 13 percent over 20 years, according to data from the World Health Organization’s cancer section. Cancer in children is comparatively rare; when it does occur it is more likely to have been triggered by something in the child’s genetic makeup than by anything to do with lifestyle or the environment. Part of the reason for the rise is thought likely to be better detection…” (Boseley, 4/11).

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