World Cancer Day takes place on 4 February every year. The day aims to raise awareness, improve education and galvanise action to reduce the devastating impact that cancer has on the world. It’s an important day for everyone to come together to raise awareness of the issues surrounding cancer and how it affects everyone’s lives. World Cancer Day is led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and Children with Cancer UK is proud to support this awareness day.
Our outcome wasn’t what we wanted, putting our trust into the medical science to save our daughter despite knowing how high risk she was from relapsing. Sadly it still wasn’t enough. It is important to us to share our journey and help find that much needed cure for children of all ages. To enable them a future with treatment less harsh than it is now, a future they can try and look forward to. Treatments need to be more effective and safer for children.Read Emmy's brain tumour story
For World Cancer Day 2022, get involved to spread awareness of childhood cancer, and the urgent need for more research.
We knew very little about leukaemia at the time, so we had to learn a lot of scary things. Thankfully it wasn’t all bad news, and so much of what we learnt from doctors and nurses really helped us cope with it all. It’s very likely that Astrid wouldn’t have got through this illness if it wasn’t for research funded by charities like Children with Cancer UK.Read Astrid's story