Childhood Cancer Awareness Month​


Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated in September.Thanks to contemporary medical therapies and excellent patient care, around 80% of children cancer cases can be effectively treated. Childhood cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in children, and the most common type of cancer in children is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). ALL typically develops in children between the ages of one and ten (but it can occur at any age). 

In the United States, one in every 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20. Every year, more than 400,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide. The most prevalent kinds of cancer Childhood Cancers:

Adult survivors of childhood cancer may continue to be dealing with the aftereffects of cancer and cancer therapy years after their last treatment. The late effects of childhood cancer can affect many different sections of the body and vary from person to person. The probability of late effects is mostly determined by the following:

  • Type of cancer
  • Specific treatments received
  • Age at therapy
  • Gender 
  • Lifestyle After Cancer Treatment

“It does exist and it’s all around us – every one of us. Get out of your bubble and fight for OUR children. Pediatric cancer is different from adult cancers. There are 16 known major types of pediatric cancer and hundreds of subtypes. If OUR children are our future, then why are we not fighting harder to find cures for them?” – Jacki

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