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Ten things you

might not know.....

a child is diagnosed every 2 minutes.

Every 36 minutes in the US, a family

will hear the dreaded words "your child has cancer."

Cancer can strike at any

moment in a child’s life.

The most common cancers of children are
  • Leukemia.
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors.
  • Neuroblastoma.
  • Wilms tumor.
  • Lymphoma (including both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin)
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma.
  • Retinoblastoma.
  • Bone cancer
1 in 4 families lose more than 40%

of their annual household income as a result of childhood cancer treatment-related work disruption.

Children’s bodies are still growing

and developing, so cancer and its treatment is more likely to affect developing organs. This leaves lasting side effects that the child will deal with for the remainder of his or her life.

The average cost associated

with childhood cancer is a startling

Families with childhood

cancer patients are driven below the poverty line due to high medical costs.

While being a caregiver to a sick child

is a full-time job, there are no benefits or pay for those who take on this role to help their child survive.


Side effects children

can experience while battling cancer
  • Anemia
  • Appetite Loss
  • Bleeding and Bruising (Thrombocytopenia) Constipation
  • Delirium
  • Diarrhea
  • Edema (Swelling)
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility Issues in Boys and Men
  • Fertility Issues in Girls and Women Flu-Like Symptoms
  • Hair Loss (Alopecia)
  • Infection and Neutropenia
  • Lymphedema
  • Memory or Concentration Problems
  • Mouth and Throat Problems
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Nerve Problems (Peripheral Neuropathy)
  • Immunotherapy and Organ-Related Inflammation
  • Pain
  • Skin and Nail Changes
  • Sleep Problems
  • Urinary and Bladder Problems

  • About Childhood Cancer | St. Baldrick's Foundation
  • Education & Research - Children's Cancer Research Fund
  • Bleeding and Bruising (Thrombocytopenia) Constipation
  • Costs for Childhood and Adolescent Cancer, 90 Days Prediagnosis and 1 Year
  • Population-Based Study in Ontario, Canada - ScienceDirect
  • Childhood Cancer Facts — Children's Cancer Cause
  • Financial toxicity of childhood cancer and changes to parents' employment after treatment
  • completion - PubMed