Childhood Cancer

Childhood Cancer Awareness Color: Gold
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: September

"September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. During National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we honor the young lives taken too soon and the survivors who face chronic health challenges, we celebrate the progress made in treatment and recovery, and we rededicate ourselves to fighting this disease so all children may have the chance to live a full and healthy life." ~President Obama

 

Childhood Cancer affects about 13,400 children between birth and 19 years of age each year. Additionally, cancer is the most common cause of death by disease for children and adolescents in the United States.

*Sources: American Childhood Cancer Organization: http://www.acco.org

 

Pediatric cancer is cancer in a child. In the United States, an arbitrarily adopted standard of the ages used are 0–14 years inclusive, that is, up to 14 years 11.9 months of age. However, the definition of childhood cancer sometimes includes young adults between 15–19 years old.

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