Childhood Cancer Numbers Rise, Deaths Fall [AUDIO]
ST. CLOUD — Childhood cancer cases continue to grow throughout the United States, but the death rates have fallen.
Cancer in children is considered rare compared to adults.
Dr. Tom Schrup is a General Pediatrician for the CentraCare Clinic. He says while new incidents continue to arise, survival rate is over ninety-percent.
Common types of childhood cancer includes Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Brain tumors.
Dr. Schrup says treatment for childhood cancer was one of first things doctors worked together on.
Currently, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children. Dr. Schrup says no one knows why cancer cases continue to grow.