NO child should ever have to go through this dreaded disease, and no parent should ever have to hear the words your child has cancer.
Sadly, children are diagnosed with cancer everyday. Here are a few statistics regarding childhood cancer:
Each year, on average 880 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer and 150 die from the disease.
Although this makes cancer the second leading cause of death by disease among Canadian children, cancer is still relatively rare in this age group.
Among Canadian children, leukemia is the most commonly occurring type of cancer (33%), followed by brain and nervous system cancers (20%) and lymphomas (11%).
Over the last 30 years childhood cancer survival rates have improved substantially, from 71% in the late 1980s to 82% in the early 2000s; 5-year survival rates have increased for several types of childhood cancers. These statistics are from the Canadian Cancer Society.
The yellow ribbon is a reminder that children are fighting cancer everyday. Please remember and support these brave children in their fight.
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