Why this book is so important
"Childhood Cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States - responsible for more deaths than all other diseases combined” ~www.curesearch.org
"Childhood Cancer is the second leading cause of death in children ages one through 14 after accidents." ~ www.cancer.org
"Every day 43 children are diagnosed with cancer and the average age of diagnosis is six" ~ www.cancer.org
40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer every year. 1 out of 8 children will not survive cancer. That means 7 out of 8 do. What will be their emotional long term effects from their cancer experience?
In the mid-1970’s the 5 year survival rate was about 50%. Now it is more than 80%. Yet has the medical industry addressed the emotional toll cancer takes on both the child and their parents?
With more children surviving,
the long term emotional effects
must be considered.