September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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Around 1,900 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every year. Thanks to ongoing improvements in the quality of treatment and care, around eight out of every 10 children diagnosed will now survive and there are currently over 40,000 childhood cancer survivors in the UK.

Childhood Cancer symptoms are very different to adult cancer symptoms. They often can be very similar to those of other childhood illnesses.

The Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group has a useful page on the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer. It is split up into symptoms in different parts of the body and symptoms that can affect the whole body- Signs and symptoms of childhood cancer (

Support Available

When a child has cancer | Maggie’s (

Coping with cancer | Cancer support | Children with Cancer UK

Ruddi’s Retreat

Ruddi’s Retreat is a Huddersfield based charity, offers families dealing with cancer or other life limiting illnesses, a respite holiday for free, at one of their luxury caravans located in Filey and Blackpool.

Ruddi’s Retreat (

Yorkshire Children’s Trust

Home • Yorkshire Children’s Trust – A truly local Yorkshire children’s charity (

Yorkshire Children’s Trust is based in Halifax, supporting children across the Yorkshire region and beyond that have cancer, leukaemia and other illnesses. Their current support themes include counselling & play therapies, respite breaks at our holiday homes in Skegness and Hospital Stay Grants.