Monday, September 2, 2013

September: childhood cancer awareness month

did you know?
• The cause of most childhood cancers are unknown and at present, cannot be prevented. (Most adult cancers result from lifestyle factors such as smoking, diet, occupation, and other exposure to cancer-causing agents).

• Nationally, childhood cancer is 20 times more prevalent than pediatric AIDS yet pediatric AIDS receives four times the funding that childhood cancer receives.

• On the average, 12,500 children and adolescents in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year.

• In the U.S., about 46 children and adolescents are diagnosed and 7 will die from a form of childhood cancer every single school day.

• The National Cancer Institute's federal budget=$4.6 billion. Pediatric cancers received less than 3% of it.

• Overall, one out of every five children diagnosed with cancer dies. In some forms of cancer, as few as one out of every five children will live.

• Childhood Cancers are cancers that primarily affect children, teens, and young adults.

• Approximately 20% of adults with cancer show evidence the disease has spread, yet nearly 80% of children show that the cancer has spread to distant sites at the time of diagnosis.

1 comment:

  1. Everyone can help the families suffering from cancer. Help them whatever who can do. Bring food to hospital or home. Spend time with them. Stand with them in their bad time. They can’t handle it alone. Please support and help, because one person can make a difference.