Why Pediatric Brain Cancer? Simple because of our Inspiration!
Our Inspiration came from one AMAZING little girl's journey with brain cancer, it has been a lengthy battle for her and she touched so many along the way. As the story continues, her resilience and will to fight has showed us miracles. Teaching us to 'ALWAYS BELIEVE! 🎗
The Awareness color for all brain cancer is Gray
Brain Tumor Awareness Month is May
But there's More!
Brain Cancer is often categorized as Rare and Aggressive and that leaves little options for treatment.
What does that really mean?
For Children that have this disease it's challenging because there is not enough medical options for them. The disease often comes back and is more aggressive and spreads to various parts of the brain and down the spine. The reality of what parents hear and what I was told; There's nothing more we can do for her! IMAGINE THAT! Major Children's Hospitals and Medical Research Centers throughout the country have closed doors on not just us but so many families.
So What's Next?
We fight! We never stop fighting for more treatment, we fight for more options and we fight for these children. Finding treatment and cures are very costly! So we created a way to raise funds to find options/cure for this deadly disease.
Brain and spinal cord tumors are the second most common cancers in children (after leukemia). They account for about 1 out of 4 childhood cancers. More than 4,000 brain and spinal cord tumors are diagnosed each year in children and teens. The incidence rate (number of tumors per 100,000 children) has not changed much in recent years.
Malignant (fast-growing) brain and spinal cord tumors are slightly more common in boys, while non-malignant tumors are slightly more common in girls.
About 3 out of 4 children with brain tumors (all types combined) survive at least 5 years after being diagnosed. But the outlook can vary a great deal based on the type of tumor, where it is, and other factors.
The 5-year survival rate is the percentage of children who live at least 5 years after their cancer is diagnosed. For example, a 5-year survival rate of 80% means that an estimated 80 out of 100 children who have that type of tumor are still alive 5 years after being diagnosed. Of course, many children live much longer than 5 years (and many are cured).
To learn more about Pediatric Brain Cancer/Tumors you can head over to The American Cancer Society.