Monday, September 6, 2010

September 2010

It is already time for Karly's 3 month check up. Karly and I will return to Houston on Sunday, September 12. Karly will have scans Monday and Tuesday and she will see her doctors on Wednesday and Thursday. It looks like both little Sara and Victoria will also be in Houston at the same time. We are looking forward to seeing both of them. Please keep us all in your prayers as this is always a stressful time.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know?

•One in every 330 Americans develops cancer before the age of twenty.

•On the average, 36 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer everyday in the United States.

•On the average, one in every four elementary schools has a child with cancer. The average high school has two students who are current or former cancer patients.

•Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the United States.

•Childhood cancers affect more potential patient-years of life than any other cancer except breast and lung cancer.

•The causes of most childhood cancers are unknown. At present, childhood cancer cannot be prevented.

•Childhood cancer occurs regularly, randomly and spares no ethnic group, socioeconomic class, or geographic region. In the United States, the incidence of cancer among adolescents and young adults is increasing at a greater rate than any other age group, except those over 65 years.

•Despite these facts, childhood cancer research is vastly and consistently underfunded.


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