This year alone, 16,000 children under the age of 19 will be diagnosed with cancer.
Although cancer in children is rare and not well-understood, it is the leading cause of disease-related death among children and teenagers. But, the outlook is improving thanks to cutting-edge research at the genetic level. Elizabeth Eastham, 5, has just finished a round of chemotherapy to treat kidney cancer. It’s a tough battle, but Eastham’s mom knows today’s discoveries may bring tomorrow’s hope.
“With what they find with your child can help another child later on would be fantastic,” Angela Eastham, Elizabeth’s mother, said.
Watch the interview at ABC7 News.