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Honoring Brain Tumor Awareness Month!

This month (May) is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Let us raise awareness this month and always.

Go gray in May!

Here are some facts about pediatric brain tumors:

  • More than 359,000 people in the U.S. were living with a diagnosis of a primary brain and central nervous system tumor in the year 2000. – Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

  • In the year 2000 more than 26,000 children in the U.S. were living with the diagnosis of a primary central nervous system tumor. Each year 3,400 new cases are diagnosed. – Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS) report, Primary Brain Tumors in the United States, 2004-2005.

  • Every day nine children in the U.S. are diagnosed with a brain tumor. – Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

  • Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer death from childhood cancer, accounting for 24 percent of cancer-related deaths in 1997 among persons up to 19. – Report of the Brain Tumor Progress Review Group; published in 2000 by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute for Neurological Diseases and Stroke.

  • There are more than 120 different types of brain tumors, making effective treatment very complicated. – Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

  • Pediatric brain tumors are different from those in adults and are often treated differently. – Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

  • Because brain tumors are located at the control center for thought, emotion and movement, their effects on a child’s physical and cognitive abilities can be devastating. – Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

  • Quality of life for survivors of pediatric brain tumors is influenced by the long-term side effects of treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. – Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Know someone with a pediatric brain tumor or who passed away from one? Feel free to share their story along with a picture of them and we might feature it on our blog this month. You must have the parents or guardian’s permission to share it.

We support these amazing children who are battling pediatric brain tumors in May and always and honor the ones who passed away from pediatric brain tumors.

 

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