September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
What exactly IS Childhood Cancer Awareness about?
According to the South African Tumor Registry:
Childhood Cancer is responsible for more child deaths than HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis COMBINED.
In South Africa, less than a THIRD of the actual childhood cancer cases are reported.
This is for various reasons, foremost, children are misdiagnosed due to medical staff not being aware of the early warning signs of childhood cancer. This is not LFCT’s point of view, but findings published by the South African Tumor Registry.
There is very little attention given to Childhood Cancer in the media, in government, in schools and, by unaffected parents and family members.
IF a child is diagnosed early, then the chance of successful treatment and survival is up to 50% higher than in late diagnosis. In essence therefore, with increased awareness, which will lead to earlier diagnosis, we can save lives. Many lives.
Please share this post and start your own, personal Childhood Cancer Awareness Campaign. We all know children, have children and come in contact with children.
They are not able to speak for themselves. Be the voice, be the driving force, be their Hope.
September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Is this enough? No. Make Childhood Cancer Awareness a daily priority in your life. No child is safe.