repost from Team Jaxon - FROG
Go Gold in September for Childhood Cancer Awareness month
"Childhood cancers make up less than 1% of all cancers diagnosed each year. About 10,450 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2014. Childhood cancer rates have been rising slightly for the past few decades.
Because of major treatment advances in recent decades, more than 80% of children with cancer now survive 5 years or more (important to take note, that this means a child can be in remission for 5 years and then die!, this is where the “5 year survival rate” comes from. Those children who have been killed by this monster, most were once part of that 80%!) . Overall, this is a huge increase since the mid-1970s, when the 5-year survival rate was about 60%. Still, survival rates vary depending on the type of cancer and other factors. Survival rates for different cancer types are listed in the section, “Surviving childhood cancer.”
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in children (after accidents). About 1,350 children younger than 15 years old are expected to die from cancer in 2014.” (x)
My Man Crush Monday goes to Matthew Lawrence aka Jack Hunter from Boy Meets World. #MatthewLawrence #JackHunter #BoyMeetsWorld #mcm