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Child Treatment PDQ Cancer Information Summaries (NCI) Editor's Pick

National Cancer Institute – Pediatric Cancer Treatment Summaries. Extensive list of different cancer topics in children – both common and unusual

Pediatric Cancer – Hospital Stay Cost and Survival Rates

Top 10 most common pediatric cancers requiring hospitalization in 2009 show leukemia and brain cancer at the top, with an estimated average cost per stay of $55,700 (about $73,000 in 2019 dollars) and $39,600 (about $52,000 in 2019 dollars) respectively. Scroll to Statistical Brief #132.  Kids hospitalized for maintenance chemotherapy or radiotherapy experienced $35,300 cost (about $46,000 with medical inflation). Average age for admission is 8 years old; 3 percent died in the hospital (table 1) compared to 3.9% in 2000. Survival rates for cancer have been improving. Released by AHRQ, May 2012

Other Helpful Listings Best Hospitals 2019-20: Pediatric & Children’s Hospitals

US News & World Report’s top pediatric hospitals listed for cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology (digestive disorders) & GI surgery; neonatology; nephrology (kidney);  neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology (respiratory problems) and lung surgery; and urology. Honor roll of 10 hospitals is led by Boston Children’s, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Cincinnati Children’s tied for third with Texas Children’s in Houston. List called Best Children’s Hospitals updated June 2019. Detailed hospital scores for individual measures such as survival, are in the Methodology report

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