Childhood Cancer Awareness Month



September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Join the Beaumont Children’s Pediatric Hematology/Oncology team and others throughout the community in celebrating and supporting our patients during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

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Child cancer awareness at Beaumont

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Beaumont Children's

Beaumont Children’s offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with nearly every type of childhood cancer or blood disorder.

  • close to 50 years of helping children fight cancer
  • innovative treatments, including proton therapy
  • support during and after treatment
  • specialized resources at the new Skandalaris Family Center for Children with Cancer & Blood Disorders and the Gilbert Family Adolescent & Young Adult Program

Childhood cancer by the numbers

  • ONE IN 285 CHILDREN in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20 years old.
  • Every year, an estimated 250,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide. That’s almost 700 NEW KIDS AFFECTED EVERY DAY.
  • Childhood cancer is the LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH by disease in children under the age of 19 in the U.S.
  • Despite these facts, childhood cancer research receives just 4 PERCENT of the annual budget from the National Cancer Institute.
  • TWO-THIRDS of childhood cancer patients may have long lasting chronic conditions from treatment.
  • Childhood cancer is not one disease. It is made up of more than 12 MAJOR TYPES and over 100 subtypes.