When did I become aware of childhood cancer?
Friday 28th November 2014.
I will never forget the look on the doctors face when he told me “your son has cancer” words no one ever wants to here. Whilst most people would have been in the shops getting their Black Friday Deals I was sat in a room with Riley on my knee been told the worst news.
There are still times, in the middle of the night, first thing in the morning when I still can’t quite believe that my son was diagnosed with cancer!
I was also told that the chance of survival was only 40% which doesn’t seem a lot at all.
A lot of people don’t even know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Unless Childhood Cancer effects your family, its may not be something you would be aware of! Awareness can help families that are facing Childhood Cancer feel less alone. Raising awareness this month especially will help other families that haven’t been effected by Childhood Cancer be more aware of the signs and the symptoms. I know it might be scary to think your child having Cancer but wouldn’t you want to be aware? Wouldn’t you want to know what to look out for? I wish I would have known the sign and symptoms and what to look out for. Most Gps aren’t trained on Childhood Cancer and that shows with how many parents have had to take their child to the GP before ending up in hospital getting told the most awful news.
Honestly, if your a parent or carer, educate yourself on knowing the signs and symptoms of Childhood Cancer.