Childhood Cancer No Longer Death Sentence

Childhood Cancer No Longer Death Sentence

A threat that every parent looks to avoid when raising children is the risk of childhood cancer, but as scientific leads continue to be made in the field of oncology, it may no longer be the death sentence that the diagnosis previously spelled for its victims. Over the past 40 years, the total rate of […]

Childhood Cancer on the Rise

Childhood Cancer on the Rise

   In one of the most comprehensive studies to date, the American Cancer Society reported Friday that cases of adolescent and childhood cancer are on the rise, affecting 187 per one million children.  The flip side of the report states that death rates for these kids has decreased by 50 percent since 1975,  averaging 24 deaths per […]

Childhood Cancer Rates Up, Deaths Decline

Childhood Cancer Rates Up, Deaths Decline

According to a report out Friday from the American Cancer Society, childhood cancer rates are up but deaths have been on the decline.  About 187 out of 1 million children under the age of 19 are diagnosed yearly with cancer, and this is a rate that has inched steadily upward over the last several years. […]