The Pros And Cons Of Childhood Cancer

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Cancer begins when normal cells change and grow uncontrollably. In most cases this cells form tumors. There is Two types of tumors cancerous and benign. A cancerous tumor is malignant. This type of tumor can spread to other parts of the body.In the other hand a benign tumor will not spread. Leukemia is different. It does not form a solid tumor. These cells crowd out the other type of cells in the bone marrow. It prevents the production of normal red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Childhood cancer is a general term used to describe a range of cancer types and non-cancerous tumors found in children. Cancer in children can occur anywhere in the body. This includes the blood, lymph node system, brain, central nervous system, …show more content…
Childhood Cancer does not get as enough foundings as it should. One thing is true more adults get cancer. That its why government and foundations fund more research for adult cancer. If people look at it closer there would be a different reaction. The average age for cancer diagnosis is sixty-seven. The average years lost to cancer is fifteen. In the other hand the average age for cancer diagnosis in children is six. The average years lost is seventy one. Only four percent of the federal United States founding is dedicated to childhood cancer. About sixty percent of all funding for drug development in adult cancer come from pharmaceutical companies. How much percentage of funding for childhood cancer comes from pharmaceutical companies? None because childhood cancer drugs are not profitable. Four percent of the National Cancer Institute annual budget is dedicated to childhood cancer. The result of all this is children dying daily waiting for promising new treatments that lack funding. Parents have no choice but to raise money themselves by holding bake sales, car washes and other fundraisers. Ironically the most significant advances in the battle of cancer where first fund in pediatric cancer. Before the 1990s cancer was always fatal, but today with the advances in treatment over seventy five of children with cancer survive. In the last ten years the progress has been slow down due to the major funding …show more content…
We can help them by spreading the word and donating to organization where the money goes to research. There is a lot of organizations that help kids, Another way is spreading the real reason why cancer occurs. Every October all there is is pink ribbons, but there is nor many golf ribbons in September. Jay Scott the founder of Alex’s Lemonade Stand said “People don 't understand that children also get cancer, and it affects researchers and ultimately the families going through it” The hard reality is that there is a lot of childrens fighting cancer and people are not doing enough. This kids deserve someone to speak up from

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