Facts and Figures

380 children diagnosed with cancer every year in Belgium

40% of childhood cancers are diagnosed before age 5

80% survival rate across all pediatric cancers

Tough treatments:

  • chemotherapies
  • radiotherapies
  • surgery
  • marrow transplant
  • targeted therapies

Most common childhood cancers :

  • leukaemia (30% of child cancers)
  • brain tumour
  • lymphoma

Numerous impacts:

  • short and long term
  • physical and psychological
  • for the child and for his family

Today the survival rate for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia reaches 95%. However, it is sadly not the case for many other types of child cancer for which the prognosis is quite bleak and therapeutic progress are required.