Cancer cases in children 'up 40%'

The number of cancer cases in children has leapt by 40%  in less than two decades because of pollution, pesticides and gadgets, new UK analysis has shown.

There are 1300 more diagnoses of the disease a year in the UK in people under the age of 25 compared to 1998 - costing the NHS the equivalent of $A228 million extra a year.