Raise Awareness for CHILDHOOD CANCER!!!!

·         13,500 children are diagnosed with cancer every year in the United States

·         1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer will die.

·         EVERYDAY 46 school children will be diagnosed with cancer.

·         One in 300 boys will develop cancer before the age of 20.

·         One in 333 girls will develop cancer before the age of 20.

·         The incidence of invasive pediatric cancers is up to 29% in the past 20 years. 

·         Pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among US children ages 1-14.

·         In 2009, only 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget was used for pediatric funding.

·         Young cancer patients often have a more advanced stage of cancer when first diagnosed. 

·         The average age of death for a child with cancer is 8.

·         In 20 years the FDA has initially approved only one drug for any childhood cancer.  Half of all chemotherapies used for children's cancers are 25 years old.

·         Physical and neurocognitive disabilities resulting from treatment may prevent childhood cancer survivors from fully participating in school, social activities and eventually work.

·         Cancer kills more children than AIDs, asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and congenital anomalies combined.

TYPES OF CHILD HOOD CANCER:

Retinoblastoma

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Hepatoblastoma

Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma

Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma

Rabdomyosarcoma

Wilms Tumor/Nephroblastoma

Ewing’s Sarcoma

Osteosarcoma

Ependymomas

Medulloblastomas

Gliomas

Neuroblastoma

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

 

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