September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

You shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you.
Exodus 23:25

Here some random facts I got about this subject:

This year, over 9,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer.

Cancer is the leading cause of death among children.

Over 1500 children died of cancer in 2005.
Children tend to develop different types of cancer than adults.

The National Childrens Cancer Society - This is a website worth reading more about.

Types of Childhood Cancer

Children can suffer from several types of cancer, such as
Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
Bone cancer
brain and spinal cord cancer
Ewing's Sarcoma
Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Wilm's Tumor

Childhood cancer is not a single disease, but rather many different types that fall into 12 major categories. Common adult cancers are extremely rare in children, yet many cancers are almost exclusively found in children.

Today, up to 75% of the children with cancer can be cured, yet, some forms of childhood cancers have proven so resistant to treatment that, in spite of research, a cure is illusive.Childhood leukemia (making up the largest group of childhood cancers) was once a certain death sentence, but now can be cured almost 80% of the time.On the average, 1 in every 4 elementary school has a child with cancer. The average high school has two students who are a current or former cancer patient. In the U.S., about 46 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer every weekday.One in every 330 Americans will develop cancer by the age of 20. On the average, 12,500 children and adolescents in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year.On average a treatment for childhood cancer diagnosis is two years.Cancer treatment can cause serious side effects that may last a lifetime.Research on the emotional impact of childhood cancer finds that parents and siblings report even greater longterm emotional impacts than the diagnosed child.

Lets Keep Our Prayers For Our Children and The Children of this world.

This is all for now, I love you all and Keep Smiling.

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