Month to raise cancer profile
SEPTEMBER is childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
The international awareness month focuses on children’s cancers and highlights the need for further research and improved treatments and outcomes for young patients.
Children’s cancers are more often found in faster growing tissues such as blood, bone and bone marrow, lymph, muscles, kidney and liver, and as a result, the most common childhood cancers include leukaemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas and kidney cancer.
Families affected by childhood cancer can call the Cancer Council on 13 11 20.