New Report On Childhood Cancer Shows Early Detection Can Save Thousands of Children’s Lives World Cancer Day Saturday, 4 February 2006
(PRWEB) January 30, 2006
The International Union Against Cancer (UICC), a Geneva-based NGO, will launch a new report, Childhood Cancer: Rising to the Challenge, on World Cancer Day. Findings from the report show that childhood cancer is the second highest cause of death in children and more than 160,000 children are newly diagnosed with cancer each year. In developing countries roughly 60 per cent of children with cancer still die of their disease, as opposed to 25 per cent in the developed world. But significant advances in diagnosis and therapy during the past four decades mean that childhood cancer can largely be cured if detected early. That is why UICC and its cancer-fighting organisations are dedicating this year?s World Cancer Day to childhood cancer and the importance of early detection and equal access to treatment.
?Too many children are unnecessarily dying each year, since they are never diagnosed or diagnosed too late. Knowing the common signs and symptoms of childhood cancer is one of the most important steps in fighting this disease and saving thousands of children?s lives each year,? says Isabel Mortara, Executive Director, UICC.
The prevalence and types of childhood cancer differ between populations and ages, however in around 85 per cent of all cases, one or more of the following symptoms are usually present:
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