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
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.
Our founding director, Kristen, provides educational speaking visits to schools, higher educational programs, or groups to educate others of the facts, signs & symptoms, and myths about childhood and ovarian cancers. if you are interested in having Kris visit and speak to your group please contact us for more information.
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.
"Mom, We have to tell everyone about it so they will know!" - Bekah