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According to the National Cancer Institute, the causes of childhood cancers are largely unknown.


The good news is that more children than ever are surviving childhood cancer. Over the last 30 years, survival into adulthood increased from 30 percent to 80 percent


If you are the parent of a child with cancer, this handbook gives you information on all stages of your child’s illness. It tells you what to expect and suggests ways to prepare for different situations.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The most common cancers in children are different from the most common cancers in adults. More than half of childhood cancers are leukemias and cancers of the brain and central nervous system.

During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, visit the National Cancer Institute to:


Visit MedlinePlus for additional resources on childhood cancer. Topics include coping, nutrition, and finances.

If you are looking for health insurance, keep in mind that the new Health Insurance Marketplace begins enrollment on October 1, 2013 for coverage starting January 1, 2014.

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If ovarian cancer is found early, it can be treated more effectively. Learn to recognize the symptoms.

Here are some tips to reduce your children’s risk of cancer later in life.

What are the symptoms of colon cancer?

Asked by an anonymous Tumblr user.

Symptoms can include blood in the stool, narrower stools, a change in bowel habits and general stomach discomfort. However, you may not have symptoms at first, so screening is important. Everyone who is 50 or older should be screened for colorectal cancer.

Learn more about colorectal cancer.