More than 400,000 children and adolescents are affected by cancer every year worldwide, yet childhood cancer still remains an unknown condition in many households.
This International Childhood Cancer Day, we’re raising awareness of the importance of early diagnosis and effective treatment so that every child and adolescent can have the best chance in life.
Childhood cancer is a devastating disease that affects many families each year. The global campaign International Childhood Cancer Day estimates that 400,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer each year. However, with appropriate early diagnosis and effective treatment, 80% of them can survive and even go on to live long and healthy lives.
The key to improving survival rates is breaking the stigma surrounding this condition. When cancer is caught in its early stages, the odds of successful treatment increase dramatically. This is why it’s so important for families to be aware of the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer and to report any concerns about their child’s health immediately to a doctor or other medical professional.
Cancer is not a disease that can be caused by curses or witchcraft—it is a medical condition that can affect all children regardless of their background or family history. By breaking the stigma around childhood cancer and educating families about the importance of early diagnosis and treatment we can help improve outcomes and save lives!
Watch the film we produced with our partner World Child Cancer and let’s all be a part of the effort to break the stigma that exist around childhood cancer.