Texas Public Radio: “Fighting childhood cancer in San Antonio” (Aune)
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of this devastating disease and to support the children and families who are affected by it.
Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 14. Each year, about 15,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer. The most common types of childhood cancer are leukemia, lymphoma, and brain tumors.
The good news is that the survival rates for children with cancer have been improving in recent years. Thanks to advances in research and treatment, about 80% of children with cancer now survive for at least five years.