Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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childhood cancer patientIt’s the beginning of fall and there is so much going on already. It’s Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, Better Breakfast Month and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The purpose of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is to shed light on childhood cancer and survivorship issues. CureSearch advocates childhood cancer throughout the year by sponsoring the month and fundraising for research and awareness. Some statistics on childhood cancer include:

In the 30 percent of the population under 20

  • Approximately 12,400 are diagnosed with cancer each year.
  • One in 300 boys and one in 333 girls will develop cancer before the age of 20.
  • Childhood cancer is greater among white children than any other ethnic group.
  • The types of cancer most often found in young children include: neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor, retinoblastoma, ependymoma, and hepatoblastoma.
  • The incidence of childhood cancer is greater for children 5 and under and those 15-19.

To learn more about Childhood Cancer visit CureSearch where you can donate in various ways, find ways to raise awareness and to see where you can make purchases that will benefit research on childhood cancer.

Image from CureSearch.

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