Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – Fight the Cause...

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

 

Cancer is a life-threatening situation and it not just the adults but it has also been the leading cause of deaths among children below 15 in the United States. At present, child cancer is a bigger problem and if you think that it’s not overwhelming enough, then you need to know that every day at least 43 families in America hear about their child being diagnosed with cancer.

Stand For the Cause

This September, let's come together to save lives. It’s not about fighting cancer but about standing for a cause of saving precious life of the innocent children.

Most Common among the Causes

Cancer problems occurring in children are quite different than those seen in adults. Children under the age of 20 develop the following cancer problems…

• Leukemia

• Brain and spinal cord tumors

• Neuroblastoma

• Wilms tumor

• Lymphoma (It includes both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin)

• Rhabdomyosarcoma

• Retinoblastoma

Bone cancer (It includes both osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma)

The remaining types are quite rare in children, but they still happen sometimes. In very rare of the rare cases, children may even develop cancers that are much more common in adults.

Some eye-opening facts

• Every year, 250,000+ new cases of children under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer worldwide.

• Every two minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer and that’s 300,000 kids around the world every year.

• The average age of a child diagnosed with cancer is 6 years.

• It is the leading cause of death among diseases in children under the age of 19 in the United States.

• Despite everything, the childhood cancer research receives around 4% of the annual budget from the National Cancer Institute.

• The most common of the childhood cancer is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

• One in every five children diagnosed with cancer in the United States will not survive.

 

Steps to be taken

You, me and everyone else needs to understand about the threat that is taking our future generations away from us. We need to talk about it more often, wear the golden ribbon, and donate to the respective NGOs and fundraisers. We have a responsibility of keeping our young ones away from the dangers of cancer.

So, Stop Thinking And Start Doing!

Stand Against Childhood Cancer…

 

References

https://www.stbaldricks.org/blog/post/childhood-cancer-facts-10-things-you-should-know

https://www.alexslemonade.org/childhood-cancer-facts-numbers

https://childrenscancer.org/childhood-cancer-awareness-month/