Month to raise can­cer pro­file

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - NEWS -

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.

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