Some Statistics on Childhood Cancer in Ontario
Cancer ranks second as a cause of death for both sexes at ages 1–19 years. At ages 1–4 years, it ranks third to accidents and congenital anomalies; at ages 5–9, 10–14 and 15–19 years, it is second only to accidents. The average number of cancer deaths per year at these ages in Ontario during the five years 1965–1969 was about 200: under one year of age — 8; at ages 1–4 — 60 deaths; at ages 5–9 — 57 deaths; at 10–14 — 40 deaths; and at 15–19 — 44 deaths (Table I).
KeywordsCancer Mortality Median Survival Time Childhood Cancer Nitrogen Mustard Direct Spread
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