Cancer is the #1 disease killer of our children. About 12,500 children are diagnosed each year with about 20% of them not surviving 5 years. Of the survivors, 2/3 will be left with lifelong effects of the treatment that "saved" them. 20% of adults cancers are metastasized on intial diagnosis but 80% of childhood cancers are metastasized! There frequently is a cause for adult cancers but not for childhood cancers. Only one new childhood cancer drug has been approved in 30 years because the drug companies don't find it "lucrative". For every dollar raised for cancer research, 1/2 of a penny goes to childhood cancer research. Instead of thinking of cancer as 1 in ____, lets think of it as in years lost. My child passed away at 8 and a half, so he lost approximately 68 years based on a average life expectancy. Contact CureSearch.org or St. Baldricks to help.Answer Question
Answer by Zakysmommy at 11:11 AM on Sep. 29, 2010
I didn't know that.. Thank you for the info!
Answer by SuperrMommyy at 11:14 AM on Sep. 29, 2010
Answer by Zakysmommy at 12:05 PM on Sep. 29, 2010
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