September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month and, as Highlands Oncology Group (HOG) is passionate about the awareness and treatment of childhood cancers, the center enthusiastically supports the awareness month.
August 19, 2013 (Newswire.com) - Sept. is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month and, as Highlands Oncology Group (HOG) is passionate about the awareness and treatment of childhood cancers, the center enthusiastically supports the awareness month.
Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States, according to the CureSearch for Children's Cancer (CSCC). About 36 children are diagnosed with cancer every day. The average age of these children is six years-old. More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year and about two in every 10,000 children in the United States are diagnosed, according to the CSCC.
The most common cancers among children are Leukemias, brain and central-nervous system cancers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In the past 40 years, the overall survival rate for children's cancer has increased from 10 percent to more than 80 percent, according to the CSCC. One out of five children diagnosed with cancer do not survive and three out of five children who survive, suffer devastating effects such as secondary cancers, muscular difficulties and infertility, according to the CSCC.
Highlands Oncology Group (HOG) is a leading cancer treatment center in Northwest Arkansas and is dedicated to providing residents with extensive cancer resources and support.
Highlands Oncology Group is a state-of-the-art facility with a world-class team of specialists that is committed to providing premier cancer treatment and to enhancing the quality of life of patients and their loved one in a friendly, comfortable environment right here in Northwest Arkansas, making it possible for 'They offer the latest technology of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapies, on-site labs, pharmacy and infusion center.' They also offer access to clinical trials, multidisciplinary clinics and support groups. Highlands Oncology Group is helping patients win the battle against cancer every day.