Information about cancer

Questions about cancer?

 

Centre Information Leucan

 

The Leucan Information Centre‘s objectif is to inform parents and patients undergoing pediatric oncology treatment.

 

01

Each year

in Quebec, there is close to 1 new diagnosis a day

02

Thanks to progress

made in treatment protocols, the survival rate is now 82%

03

In Canada, childhood cancer

is the leading cause of death among diseases affecting children between the age of 1 and adolescence

04

70% of children

who survive cancer will develop sequelae

05

In 30% of these cases

the effects will be severe

06

On the rise:

an increase of 0.4% in diagnoses per year has been noted in patients aged 0 to 14 years

07

Leukemia

accounts for one-third of all cancers in patients aged 0 to 14 years in Canada