Episode Overview:

NO CHILD DESERVES TO HAVE CANCER.  AND, NO CHILD SHOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE PAIN AND GRUELING MEDICAL PROCEDURES THAT ACCOMPANY A CANCER DIAGNOSIS. TODAY, WE’RE GOING TO DISCUSS CHILDHOOD CANCER — FROM THE CAUSES TO THE SYMPTOMS TO THE TREATMENT.

Partha’s Prescriptions:

  1. CHILDHOOD CANCER RATES HAVE BEEN RISING SLIGHTLY OVER THE PAST FEW DECADES. ABOUT 1 IN 285 CHILDREN WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER BEFORE AGE 20.
  2. THE CAUSES AND SURVIVAL RATES FOR CHILDHOOD CANCERS ARE DIFFERENT FROM ADULT TYPES. CHILDHOOD CANCERS ARE OFTEN THE RESULT OF D-N-A CHANGES IN CELLS VERY EARLY IN LIFE, WHILE ADULT CANCERS ARE USUALLY LINKED TO LIFESTYLE OR ENVIRONMENTAL RISK FACTORS. AND, CHILDHOOD CANCERS TEND TO RESPOND BETTER TO TREATMENTS LIKE CHEMOTHERAPY.
  3. RESEARCH IS KEY IN CURING CHILDHOOD CANCERS. MANY EXPERTS BELIEVE THAT RESEARCH ON CHILDHOOD BRAIN CANCER MAY OFFER CLUES TO CURING OTHER FORMS OF CANCER IN BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN.
  4. HOWEVER, ONLY 4-PERCENT OF FEDERAL FUNDING FOR CANCER RESEARCH GOES TOWARD CHILDHOOD CANCERS. THAT’S WHY FUNDRAISING BY ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE VOLUNTEER-DRIVEN SAINT BALDRICK’S FOUNDATION IS SO IMPORTANT.
  5. AND FINALLY, WE ALL SHOULD REMEMBER THAT OUR CHILDREN’S HEALTH IS EXTREMELY PRECIOUS. HUG YOUR CHILD TODAY!

 

Click Here for More Information:

http://www.chadtough.org/

http://www.childrensdmc.org/

http://www.stbaldricks.org/

 

“More than 80% of children with cancer survive 5 years or more, compared to 58% in the mid-1970s.” Source: American Cancer Society