Thursday, May 6, 2010

Brain cancer awareness month

5th May 2010

Today is May 1st, and it is officially Brain Tumor Awareness Month.In 2000, more than 26,000 children in the US were living with a brain tumorEach year 3,400 new cases are diagnosed.Every day 9 children in just the US are diagnosed with a brain tumorBrain tumors are the leading cause of cancer death from childhood cancer, accounting for 24 percent of cancer-related deaths in 1997 among persons up to 19.76 percent of children diagnosed with a brain tumor are younger than 15.There are more than 120 different types of brain tumors, making effective treatment very complicated.Pediatric brain tumors are different from those in adults and are often treated differently.The combined five-year survival rates for childhood brain tumors has increased slowly, from 54 percent to approximately 60 percent.However, for some pediatric brain tumors (e.g., brain stem gliomas, atypical teritoid/rhabdoid and glioblastoma multifome), long-term survival rates remain below 20 percent.Quality of life for survivors of pediatric brain tumors is influenced by the long-term side effects of treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation.Brain tumors are treated by surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, used either individually or in combination.Less than 3% of all cancer funding is directed at the twelve major types of childhood cancer.Wear grey for Jed, spread the word and show us you careTogether we can help to find a cure TODAY
Jed appears with me in the video and earlier with Vusi...... Jordi does not have brain cancer but spinal cancer (in remission) appears in the video on his swing. Jordi's MRI is on Monday and surgery on Wednesday (please pray all goes well as he is having some cold/flu symptoms)

In God we Trust - BELIEVE!!!!

Enjoy the video!/video/video.php?v=1422698857503

Love Bon