Health Days 2020
International Childhood Cancer Day

​​Introduction:

International Childhood Cancer Day is celebrated annually on February 15th, highlighting the need for concerted global efforts to address the growing challenge posed by this disease and to raise awareness about it. 

Facts:
Children can get cancer in the same parts of the body as adults, but there are differences. Childhood cancers can occur suddenly, without early symptoms.
The most common cancers among children are:
  • Leukemia
  • Brain and nervous system cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Kidney cancer
  • Connective tissue cancer
  • Bone cancer
  • Eye cancer
  • Adrenal gland cancer
  • Liver cancer
Other cancers that affect children are rare, but the overall incidence is higher among children than among adults. 

Objectives:
  • Provide childhood cancer treatment for all children with cancer.
  • Raise awareness about childhood cancer.
  • Improve access to healthcare services.
  • Palliative care.
  • Support children with cancer and their families.
Official Date:
February 15th, 2020 corresponding to Jumada al-Akhirah 21st, 1411H.

Theme:
"Advance Cures and Transform Care"




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