The statistics for brain cancer are alarming to say the least.
According to the American Brain Tumor Association brain tumors are the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children (males and females) under age 20 (leukemia is the first). It is also the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in males ages 20-39 with it being the fifth leading cause of cancer related deaths in females of the same age group. These are all staggering and startling statistics.....as our new brain tumor awareness shirts say, brain cancer effects all walks of life!
According to the same site in 2012 approximately 4,200 children younger than age 20 will be diagnosed with a primary brain tumor of which 3,020 will be under the age of 15. I dont know about you but this information makes me sick to my stomach. 4,200 children REALLY? Yet the funding for both childhood cancer and brain cancer has significantly less money allocated than cancers such as breast and prostate. SOMETHING needs to change!
This month, can you please take the time to pray and think about all the people affected by brain tumors. Including but definitely not limited to:
and all the other heros that have fought and continue to fight!