Nearly Half Of All Childhood Cancer Cases Go Undiagnosed, Untreated, Lancet Oncology Study Estimates
The Guardian: Nearly half of all children with cancer go undiagnosed and untreated
“Almost half of children with cancer are going undiagnosed and untreated, according to a new global study. The research suggests that the situation depends on location: while only 3% of childhood cancer cases in Western Europe and North America are thought to have been missed in 2015, the proportion rose to an estimated 49% in South Asia and 57% in Western Africa…” (Davis, 2/26).
HealthDay News: Almost Half of Global Cases of Childhood Cancer Go Undiagnosed
“…The study, published Feb. 26 in The Lancet Oncology, found records of 224,000 childhood cancer diagnoses worldwide in 2015. Researchers estimated the actual number at 397,000. … If no improvements are made, about 2.9 million of 6.7 million new childhood cancer cases worldwide will go undiagnosed between 2015 and 2030, according to the report…” (Preidt, 2/26).
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