Childhood Cancer Facts

* Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer

* 7 children PER DAY will die from their cancer, that is 12% of kids diagnosed    do not survive

* Children's cancer affects all ethnic, gender and socio-ecnomic groups.

* 1 in every 285 children under the age of 19 is diagnosed with cancer

* The average age of children diagnosed is 6.

* More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year.

* 60% of children who survive cancer suffer from late effects, such as  

   infertility, heart failure and secondary cancers.

* Childhood Cancer Research is vastly and consistently underfunded.  Only        receiving 4 percent of the NCI budget yearly.


                                   Ovarian Cancer Facts
 
* Ovarian Cancer is the 5th leading cause of death in women/girls over all.
* Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer in women/girls UNDER age 29 has increased by 39% since 2004.
* Detecting Ovarian Cancer is NOT possible through Pap Smears.
* 89% of all diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer is diagnosed in the late/advanced stages.
* Ovarian Cancer does not have a true test to detect it. However, a blood test measuring   proteins in the blood called CA-125, which is found when tumors in the body are present, can be instrumental in detecting Ovarian tumors.

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Types of Childhood Cancer Include:

* Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia     * Acute Myeloid Leukemia

* Brain Tumors; Including ATRT/Medulloblastoma/PNET/+ More

* DIPG     * Ewings Sarcoma     * Germ Cell Tumors    

* Kidney/Wilms Tumor     * Liver Cancer     * Lymphoma

* Neuroblastoma     * Osteosarcoma     * Retinoblastoma

* Rhabdomyosarcoma     * Skin Cancer     * Soft Tissue Sarcoma