Childhood cancer is a lifelong battle. survivors face a lifetime of serious,life-threatening health risks.
We aim to change the odds.
Today, over 420,000 childhood cancer survivors are alive in the United States, and one in 750 individuals in the United States is a survivor of childhood cancer. Thanks to advances in treatment and screening, over 80% of all children diagnosed with cancer survivor beyond 5 years.
This good news is overshadowed by the bad news: the treatments that save lives also increase later risks for serious, life-threatening illnesses. These health risks are lifelong, increase with age, and can result in early death. Learn more HERE.