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Childhood Cancer Numbers Rise, Deaths Fall [AUDIO]

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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.

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Common types of childhood cancer includes Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Brain tumors.

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Dr. Schrup says treatment for childhood cancer was one of first things doctors worked together on.

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Currently, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children. Dr. Schrup says no one knows why cancer cases continue to grow.

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