Cancer in children is rare and, unlike cancer in adults, is not linked to lifestyle factors. Over the past decades, survival rates for children with cancer have improved tremendously due to advances in treatment.
However, survival rates remain low in some places where the best treatments are not always available. The inequalities are dramatic – in western Europe more than 90% of children with cancer are cured, while the figure can be less than 20% in lower-income countries of the WHO European Region
To read more about improving quality of life and survival for young cancer patients go to: WHO/Europe | Improving quality of life and survival for young cancer patients