There have been huge improvements in cancer treatment for children in the past 50 years.
About 75 in 100 (75%) of children with cancer are now cured, compared with fewer than 3 in 10 (less than 30%) between 1962–1971. Research is continuing to improve treatments and reduce side effects.
To compare the results of treatments, doctors often use five- or 10-year survival rates. Every child is different and the doctors will discuss your child’s illness and the likely success of treatment with you.