September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (#CCAM).
Get involved and help save more young lives. In the UK, only 1 in every 450 children under 15 develops a cancer. So about 1,600 children (up to the age of 15) in the UK are diagnosed with cancer each year. These cancers can be quite different from cancers affecting adults. They tend to occur in different parts of the body to adult cancers. They also look different under the microscope and respond differently to treatment.
In the UK, around 2,200 teenagers and young adults (15-24 years old) are diagnosed with cancer every year. Cure rates for children are much higher than for most adult cancers. The survival rate for children’s cancer has more than doubled since the 1960s. On average, 82% (over 8 in 10) of all children can now be completely cured. For some types of children’s cancer, the cure rate is much higher.
This is a cause very close to our hearts here at Polly & Bella, so to find out how you can help and support the work done by visiting https://www.cclg.org.uk/support-us