Survivorship starts day #1
childhood cancer 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 for some childhood cancers, 80% of all children diagnosed with cancer survive beyond 5 years. This is indeed good news for many, but for these survivors the fight continues: 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.