September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. According the National Center for Cancer Research, “Every day in the United States, an average of 42 families are hit with the tragic news that their child has cancer. Childhood cancer is still the leading cause of death in children under 15 years old. This is, despite the 30% increase, from 50% to 80%, in 5-year survival for children with cancer.“
“Childhood cancer poses unique challenges which are hard to overcome. Currently, the vast majority of research funding goes to adult cancer, leaving many childhood cancers under studied. Given this reality, childhood cancer treatment often mimics similar adult cancer treatments without always taking into account the meaningful difference between adult and children physiology. As a result, treatments for childhood cancer are often critically toxic. They can severely and negatively impact childhood development and long-term health. In addition, the root causes of many childhood cancers are largely unknown.”
As this article mentions, adult and childhood cancers are very different. How could a child’s brief life bring on the level of exposure to toxins or alter genes with the severity of mutations we normally associate with adults who develop cancer?
Watch this video where I discuss my theories as to why more children around the world are developing cancer and what we can do about it. Please share this with anyone you think would benefit from this information.
When Your Child Has Cancer: Insights and Information to Empower Parents
I hope you help me share that my fourth book is now available on Amazon, the second on the topic of cancer. If you are the parent of a child with cancer, the questions and feelings you have can be overwhelming. In this insightful and thoughtful book, you will find information, hope, advice, and solace.
When Your Child Has Cancer expertly guides you to understand childhood cancer. I offer two new scientific theories to explain how the leading types of childhood cancers might occur, given that children have not lived long enough to develop the number of gene mutations that usually cause adult cancers. You will learn how you as parents can care for your child with cancer.
Most importantly, you will learn how your child’s diet can be a key corollary element in controlling cancer along with the medical treatments.