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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.
Neuroblastoma is included in statistics with other peripheral nervous system cancers, so numbers may not be exact for neuroblastoma.
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 and mortality statistics for neuroblastoma in children aged 0 to 14 years are from 2009 to 2013.
- Approximately 380 Canadian children were diagnosed with neuroblastoma.
- Approximately 68 Canadian children died from neuroblastoma.
For more information about cancer statistics, go to the Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.
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Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.