Why do some folks think that rates of cancer in children are skyrocketing?
Oh, the usual suspects…
Are Rates of Cancer in Children Skyrocketing?
Cancer is actually one of the leading causes of death, but it is not the leading causes of death in children.
And cancer rates in children are not skyrocketing.
“We identified 120,137 childhood and adolescent cancer cases during 2001-2009 with an age-adjusted incidence rate of 171.01 per million. The overall rate of all cancers combined remained stable over time.”Siegel et al on Cancer incidence rates and trends among children and adolescents in the United States, 2001-2009.
They have been very stable for many years.
So much for the anti-vax theory that vaccines can cause cancer…
Not only are cancer rates in children not skyrocketing, fewer kids today are dying of cancer.
And now that they are actually getting vaccines that can prevent cancer, these children have an even lower risk of getting several cancers when they get older!
Even worse than pushing the idea that cancer rates are skyrocketing and that vaccines cause cancer, many of these same folks steer people with cancer away from life-saving medical treatments!
You shouldn’t be.
This is the modern anti-vaccine movement.
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