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Pediatric Cancer Awareness

Lelia Edmonson, staff writer

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As the leaves begin to fall off the trees, around 15,000 kids have to watch them from a hospital window. September is pediatric cancer month, but the majority of the population knows little to none about this topic. Pediatric cancer is a serious issue that people all across the would should take part in trying to cure it.

 

Pediatric cancer is an undermined topic to most individuals. 1 in 330 kids ages 0-19 get any of the eight main cancers that they can get. Those eight being leukemia, brain and spinal cord tumors, neuroblastoma, Wilms tumor, lymphomas, rhabdomyosarcoma, retinoblastoma, and bone cancer. Leukemia mainly hits during the early childhood years while the others can hit at anytime during childhood. 12 percent of children don’t survive due to the fact that there are only four treatments recommended for children. Those who do get treated and survive can develop after effects like secondary cancers, muscular difficulties, and infertility.

 

Along with the risk of getting after effects, most kids who survive have trouble getting used to a normal life once they get out of the hospital. They could get behind in school, not be able to keep up with their peers in cognitive abilities, and they can even lose their sight or hearing.

 

Pediatric cancer organizations like Connor’s Cure, an organization that raises funds to help aid research efforts by selling merchandise and collecting donations, and St. Jude’s, a chain of hospitals and research centers, have been working to help stop pediatric cancers for good. Connor’s Cure, established at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation in 2014, was created by Paul Levesque, Executive Vice President of the WWE, and his wife Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer of the WWE, to honor Connor Michalek, a boy who died of medulloblastoma.

You can help aid these organizations by looking them up, donating, or going to this website and purchasing their merchandise.

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