Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Truth 365

Have you watched it yet? If not, you need to watch this video about childhood cancer. It's not easy to view, but it's the horrible truth about kids getting cancer:



Misconception #1: Childhood cancer is rare - it doesn't feel rare to me when there is a whole wing of the Alberta Children's Hospital full of kids getting treated.
Misconception #2: Children's cancer is like cancer in a small adult - not true, the cancers are different. Liam's brain tumor is rare in adults.
Misconception #3: Over the past 40 years, there have been dramatic improvements in childhood cancer. Is a 5 year survival rate something to celebrate for a 3 year old? Is cutting, poisoning and burning kids an improvement? Living a life of medical problems from the treatment? Many of the chemotherapy drugs are 40 years old.

Have I mentioned one of Liam's chemo drugs can cause Leukemia?
Radiation is the "gift that keeps on giving". Liam brain will continue to be damaged for many years.

I had NO idea of any of these things before I was thrown into this world of kids cancer.


Post a Comment