Childhood Cancer Smore

Shamya Mikell

Trouble...

Cancer is a world wide disease that's taking people lives everyday, but remarkably some survive. Cancer is when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way. Some might spread into other tissues. Which can start changes when gene make one cell or a few cells to begin to grow and multiply too much. The growth can also become a tumor. It can spread to any part of our bodies. This is a big problem to the children because childhood cancer has many different symptoms that a child will have to deal with, and on top of that they can also experience over wheeling fear. For example,, these can rang from aggression, insecurity, sickness, hair loss, rapid weight loss or weight gain, all of which are beyond the child's control. It can make them become uncooperative, so upholding any kind of normal family life, education, routine, and discipline can be immensely difficult.

Needing A Helping Hand..!

Fighting cancer is like WW2 in your body. They cannot fight it on their own. They need our help! For example, we can donate to their charities or pay a visit to the patients in local hospitals. Helping to fight cancer is believing! What we all share is the belief that we can end this terrible disease if we work together. We didn't get to where we are on our own. We got here because of millions of people who know that we can finish this fight! Because of the donations, involvement, and healthy choices of people like you, we have helped contribute to a 20 percent drop in cancer rates since the early 1990´s. If this didn't inspire you then read, then read the stories below from different survivors, Let them change your mind......
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Facts:

* Childhood cancers are mostly those of the white blood cells (leukemia), brain, bone, and the lymphatic system (lymphoma).

*Cancerous tumors also can develop in the muscles, kidneys, and nervous system

* Like cancers that occur in adults, each type of childhood cancer behaves differently, but all develop because of an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells.

Statistics:

* In 2016, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 595,690 people will die from the disease.

* The number of cancer deaths (cancer mortality) is 171.2 per 100,000 men and women per year (based on 2008-2012 deaths).

* The number of people living beyond a cancer diagnosis reached nearly 14.5 million in 2014 and is expected to rise to almost 19 million by 2024.