Please join our efforts on behalf of children like Sian, who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 5 months. Didn't know that babies could get cancer? Neither did we.

In Canada, childhood cancer remains responsible for more deaths than any other disease of children from the age of one year through adolescence;

There are about 10,000 children living with cancer in Canada today;

Each year, about 1500 cases are diagnosed;

Because of advances in therapy, 78% of these children will survive 5 years beyond their initial treatment, an increase of almost 46% since the 1960s;

In the early 1950s, less than 10 percent of childhood cancer patients could be cured;

Leukaemias, tumours of the brain, nervous/lymphatic system, kidneys, and cancers of the bones and muscles are the most common forms of childhood cancer;

Approximately half of children’s cancers were diagnosed in children under the age of five.

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