September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month

Childhood Cancer Awareness month is celebrated each year in September worldwide. Sadly, in Australia, around 750 to 800 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer every year and almost half of those diagnosed are aged 0-4 years. The good news is that survival rates for children with cancer in Australia continue to improve. The five year relative survival rate for all childhood cancers combined is 86%, up from 73% in the period 1983-1994. Most of the gains have occurred as a direct result of improvements in treatment through international collaborative clinical trials, of which Cancer Council is a part.

To read more about this topic, please visit Cancer Council website

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