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Worldwide, more than 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year.
For children and young people with cancer
The diagnosis of cancer in a child or teenager can be a devastating blow to parents and other family members who love the child. Cancer creates an instant crisis in the family. Here we provide information to help parents of children with cancer know what to expect.
Rare Diseases – but numerous patients
In EU countries, any disease affecting fewer than five people in 10 000 is considered rare. That number may seem small, but it translates into approximately 246 000 people throughout the EU’s 27 member countries. Most patients suffer from even rarer diseases affecting one person in 100 000 or more.
It is estimated that today in the EU, 5 000 to 8 000 distinct rare diseases affect six to eight percent of the population – between 27 and 36 million people.
Infectious diseases kill more people worldwide than any other single cause.
Infectious diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi; the diseases can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one person to another. Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases of animals that can cause disease when transmitted to humans.