Treat children as children – our campaign to bring to your attention the serious differences between cancer in children and cancer in adults.
Felix was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) when he was just 10 years old. Felix is now 15 and he tells us what being a child with cancer was like for him. He tells us what he missed during those years of treatment and what helped to get him through. Share Felix’s video on your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn pages and help raise more awareness of the serious differences between cancer in children and cancer in adults and the importance of treating children as children.
We know the difference that more personalised, more effective treatments make to a patient’s life. These kinder, less toxic childhood cancer treatments not only increase survival rates but mean that they suffer fewer debilitating side effects – helping to ensure that more children can live their childhood and future lives as they should. We are continuing to fund research into different treatments so that ultimately more children can live their childhood at home with their family, playing with friends and learning in the classroom, rather than spending time in and out of hospital and suffering from the side effects of treatment.About Children with Cancer UK’s Treat Children as Children polling: Survey undertaken by OnePoll between 26th May to 15th June 2021. 114 UK adults who were diagnosed with cancer aged 0-24 and 227 UK parents/guardians of a child who was diagnosed with cancer aged 0-24 were polled.
Louis was just 19 months old when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in September 2009. Louis is now 13 years old and in his own words he tells us his childhood cancer journey, the things he would have changed if he could, new cancer terms he had to learn and why children should be treated as children with specialised childhood cancer research. Share Louis’ video on your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn pages and help raise more awareness of the serious differences between cancer in children and cancer in adults and the importance of treating children as children.
Exploring differences in adult and childhood cancers
The type of cancer, how far it spreads, and how it is treated is often different in children than in adults. Dr David Clynes explains some of these differences and then explains how his research fits into this.Dr David Clynes explains
Why do children’s cancers need their own research?
"Children’s cancers are a product of their growth and development and that makes them different to adult cancers, because adult cancers are a product of getting older."
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You’re helping us to provide fun outings for children with cancer and their families. For the moment these are virtual events and parties, but we’re looking forward to having some ‘actual’ outings in the not too distant future.