National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month- September

September 6, 2017
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September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Every September there is a renewed commitment to curing childhood cancer.
Cancer is a word that no parent ever wants associated with their child, and is something that no child should ever have to endure. Sadly, thousands are diagnosed each year, and it remains the leading cause of death for children under the age of 15. According to the American Cancer Society, two of the leading types of pediatric cancers are Leukemia, which accounts for approximately 31% of all cancers in children, and Brain/Central Nervous System Tumors, which accounts for approximately 21% of all cancers in children. In total, these two types of cancers account for a little more than half of all cancers in children. However, researchers have made great strides in the fight against pediatric cancer, which offers hope that one day there will be a cure.

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