• September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    September 8th, 2010willLiam

    September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, an ideal time to draw attention to the issue by reaching out to your elected officials and letting them know you would like to see more funding for Childhood Cancer research.  You can click here to find your elected officials.

    • Cancer is the #1 disease killer of children, cutting short the lives of more children under the age of 20 than any other disease. More than 2,300 children die from cancer each year.
    • Every school day, 46 young people, or two classrooms of students, are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. More than 12,500 children are diagnosed with cancer each year and over 40,000 children and adolescents currently are being treated for childhood cancers.
    • The average age of diagnosis for childhood cancer is six years old. The potential years of life saved for each child with cancer is approximately 66 years.
    • The cause of most childhood cancers are unknown and at present, cannot be prevented. One in 330 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer.
    • The incidence of childhood cancer has increased every year over the past 25 years.
    • Cancer in childhood occurs regularly, randomly and spares no ethnic group, socioeconomic class or geographic region.

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