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Some Signs of Childhood Cancer

  • Continued unexplained weight loss
  • Headaches, often with vomiting, at night or early morning
  • Increased swelling or persistent pain in bones, joints, back or legs
  • Lump or Mass, especially in the abdomen, neck, chest, pelvis or armpits
  • Development of excessive bruising, bleeding or rash
  • Constant infections
  • A whitish color behind the pupil
  • Nausea which persists or vomiting without nausea
  • Constant tiredness or noticeable paleness
  • Eye or vision changes which occur suddenly and persist
  • Recurrent fevers of unknown origin

Childhood Cancer Statistics

  • While great progress has been made in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer, it continues to threaten the lives of too many children and adolescents.  More than 12,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year.
  • Childhood cancer is the #1 disease killer of children.  More children die of cancer than of any other disease, including asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies and AIDS combined.
  • Everything now known about treating and curing children of cancer has been learned from research.
  • Up to 70% of children with cancer can be cured, if they receive comprehensive care provided through the research conducted by the Children’s Oncology Group, the world’s premiere childhood cancer cooperative research network.

            For more information :

                        The National Childhood Cancer Foundation

                        440 E. Huntington Drive

                        Arcardia CA 91006

                        www.nccf.org