Busting Childhood Cancer Myths

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 10:31 am February 1, 2014

Pediatric cancer myths present enormous barriers to researchers receiving the funding they need. Over the next week, help us bust these myths. Go social using the hashtags #KidsCancerMyths and #WorldCancerDay and get others involved in the conversation.

MYTH: Pediatric cancer is rare and doesn’t impact many people.

FACT: Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease of children in the U.S. – More than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and AIDS combined.

On any given day, there are 40,000 children in the U.S. alone actively battling cancer. And incidence rates are rising. As of now, one in 300 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer before they are 20-years-old.

Nick and Zach, two teens in California, can tell you firsthand that pediatric cancers are not as rare as is often thought. Read their inspiring story.

 

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