Cancer is a rare disease among children and adolescents.
In Austria, about 200 children (0
The most common cancer types among children are leukaemia, lymphomas and CNS tumours which are responsible for almost two-third of all childhood cancers. Among adolescents lymphomas and epithelial tumours are most common followed by leukaemia, and germ cell and gonadal tumours. Five years after diagnosis about 86% of the children and adolescents are still alive. Most cancer deaths are caused by leukaemia and CNS tumours.
The International Classification of Childhood Cancer
was used to define the diagnostic (sub) groups1). This classification is a combination of topography and
morphology from the third edition of the International Classification
of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O
1) Steliarova-Foucher E., Stiller Ch., Lacour B. Kaatsch
P. (2005). International Classification of Childhood Cancer, Third Edition.
|Cancer incidence among children and adolescents, Austria 2009-2018|
|Cancer mortality among children and adolescents, Austria 2009-2018|
|Observed 5-year survival among children and adolescents by diagnostic ICCC (sub)groups, Austria 2006-2015|
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