Childhood bone cancer statistics
It can take several years to collect and confirm cancer data, so the number of new cancer cases and deaths from recent years may not be available for some time. The most recent data available are provided.
Incidence and mortality
Incidence is the total number of new cases of cancer. Mortality is the number of deaths due to cancer.
The most recent incidence statistics for childhood bone cancer types in children aged 0–14 years are from 2006 to 2010.
- 200 Canadian children were diagnosed with childhood bone cancer.
- 100 children were diagnosed with osteosarcoma.
- 80 children were diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma.
The most recent mortality statistics for childhood bone cancer in children aged 0–14 years are from 2008 to 2012.
- 38 Canadian children died from childhood bone cancer
For more information about cancer statistics, go to Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.
Establishing a national caregivers strategy
The Canadian Cancer Society is actively lobbying the federal government to establish a national caregivers strategy to ensure there is more financial support for this important group of people.