Age-specific cancer incidence rates (per million) among children 0 to 4, by cancer group, Canada, 2006 to 2012

*CNS stands for central nervous system.

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from Lawrence Ellison L and Janz T. Childhood cancer incidence and mortality in Canada. Health at a Glance. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 82-624-X. September 22, 2015. – accessed June 22, 2017.

Between 2006 and 2012, neuroblastomas were the most common kinds of cancer in infants less than 1 year old.

During that same time period, leukemias were the most common kinds of cancer among children aged 1 to 4 years.

Leukemias, central nervous system tumours, lymphomas, neuroblastomas and soft tissue sarcomas accounted for 68% of all cancers among infants under a year and 80% of all cancers among 1 to 4 year-olds between 2006 and 2012.

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