September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and a chance to shine a spotlight on the inequalities faced by thousands of children with cancer around the world.

In many countries, knowledge about childhood cancer is very low. As a result, children are often misdiagnosed or are only taken to see a doctor when their disease is very advanced and difficult to treat.

What’s more, it is estimated by the Lancet Oncology that 43% of children will never get a diagnosis.

The fact is, childhood cancer is often overshadowed by diseases that affect adults. Children cannot advocate for themselves, so it is down to us to spread the word. 

Together we must demand more research into childhood cancers and better access to treatment.

What is World Child Cancer doing to raise awareness?

World Child Cancer works in thirteen low- and middle-income countries around the world and helps some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

We are passionate campaigners for children with cancer and their families. Our mission is to improve the experience of patients throughout their cancer journey.

How can I raise awareness of childhood cancer?

1. Learn and share some key facts about childhood cancer. You could then post them on social media to reach even more people.

2. Download and print this poster with some of the key early warning signs and symptoms of childhood cancer and ask to put it on the noticeboard at your local GP surgery or at school

3. Go gold for September – Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

  • Decorate your classroom or office in gold, bake some gold cakes or wear gold for the day and ask for a small donation from those taking part.

Whatever you decide to do throughout Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, by joining together we can help give children with cancer a voice.

Rebecca’s Update 2021

Read more about our catch-up with Rebecca in July 2021 after undergoing cancer treatment through World Child Cancer in Ghana five years ago.

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Hassan’s story

14-year-old Hassan from the Machinga district of Malawi was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) last year.

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Tiwo’s story

Five years after developing cancer and two years of treatment later, six-year-old Tiwo is doing well

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Franklyn’s Story

Meet Franklyn, now 17, who is fully recovered from cancer and dreams of becoming a doctor to help others

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Raising awareness of childhood cancer is vital if we are to improve survival and quality of life for the 400,000 children who develop cancer each year.

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Rebecca’s Update 2021

Read more about our catch-up with Rebecca in July 2021 after undergoing cancer treatment through World Child Cancer in Ghana five years ago.

Read more

Tiwo’s story

Five years after developing cancer and two years of treatment later, six-year-old Tiwo is doing well

Read more

Hassan’s story

14-year-old Hassan from the Machinga district of Malawi was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) last year.

Read more

Franklyn’s Story

Meet Franklyn, now 17, who is fully recovered from cancer and dreams of becoming a doctor to help others

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Rebecca’s Success Story

Rebecca is now able to return to school after undergoing cancer treatment through World Child Cancer in Ghana

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My road to recovery

Prince went on to become a childhood cancer advocate and help many other children just like him when he recovered from leukaemia. Read More

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Estaphanie is excited to start university!

Meet Estaphanie, who is excited to start university after being forced to take time out of school following a cancer diagnosis

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Meet Bulu

Bulu is looking forward to following in his brother’s footsteps getting back on the football field

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Meet Oscar

Oscar was six years old when his mother noticed a swelling on his tummy and took him to a traditional village doctor

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Together we can close the gap in childhood cancer care.

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