Due to the advances in treatment, many children with cancer will grow up as survivors.
However, sometimes the treatments helping children survive cancer can also raise their risk of other health problems later in life. The American Cancer Society is working on fighting childhood cancer and also finding ways to improve cancer treatments to reduce effects later. They take a comprehensive approach by funding research to combat childhood cancer and advocate for government policies to make it easier for children to get the quality care that they need. They also provide support for both the cancer patients and their families. In 2020, about 11,050 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer. With the advancements in treatment, 84% of children with cancer now survive 5 years or more which is an increase since the 1970s when the rate was only about 58%.
For more information on the Barberton Relay for Life go to www.relayforlife.org/barberton.
-Relay For Life planning meeting; Thursday, June 4, at 6 p.m. changed to a phone in meeting.
-Rescheduled for Oct. 3, Crop for a Cure-Crossroads Church; Doylestown, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please contact Kathy Fogle for details at 330-472-0299.
-Chipotle Fundraise; Saturday, May16, from 4-8 p.m. at 446 E Robinson Ave Suite A.
-American Cancer Society Relay For Life; Saturday, July 18.
To become involved in The Barberton Relay for Life please contact Kathy Fogle at 330-472-0299.