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Healthcare: Study: About 400 new pediatric cancer cases diagnosed in Romania annually


About400 new pediatric cancer cases are diagnosed and treated annually in Romania, which means an annual incidence of ten cases per 1,000 children, according to a study presented by the Romanian Society of Pediatric Onco-Hematology.

According to this study, 3,708 cancer cases were discovered with children over 2010-2017, the highest frequency being the age group 0-4 years, and the fewest cases with teenagers (15-19 years).

The most frequent tumors affecting children are leukemia (31%), followed by lymphomas (16%), tumors of the central nervous system (14%), bone tumors and soft tissue (7%), the study shows.

The average survival rate with children in Romania diagnosed with cancer is 69.1%, 10% lower than the Western European average, but according to the average of Eastern Europe -70% (Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia).

The Romanian Society of Pediatric Onco-Hematology recently presented study results about the survival of cancer children in Romania diagnosed over 2010-2013, possible after the setting up of the National Register of Child Cancers in Romania.