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Because the word cancer is not synonymous with death! We contribute to improving the quality of life of children suffering from cancer and non-infectious diseases in Colombia, offering hope to hundreds of low-income families who need constant and high-quality support, during and after medical treatment. We are sure that with your contribution we can transform the life of each child and companion who comes to our foster home.

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Each year approximately 300,000 children between the ages of 0 and 19 are diagnosed with cancer worldwide.

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Pay attention to detail

An early detection saves the lives of our children, pay attention to detail, you can be their hero.

Persistent pain
in bones and abdomen

Fever without
cause or for more
than 1 week

Bruising or bleeding
in the nose and gums

Tumor or node growth

CWhite spot in
the eye, when
the light hits it

Easy tiredness,
paleness, and
sudden anemia

Weightloss

Profuse sweating,
without any cause

White stain
in the eye, when
gives the light

Sweating
abundant,
without any cause

Abdomen that
grows rapidly

Infection
that does not improve

The most common types of cancer
affects children are

It is cancer that affects the marrow and the tissues that make blood cells, the body makes a large number of abnormal white blood cells.

Central nervous system tumors: Brain and spinal cord tumors are the most common solid tumors in children. Your treatment generally includes surgery plus other therapies, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Lymphomas: Lymphoma is a type of cancer that appears in the lymphatic system, the body’s circulation network that removes impurities

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    Relevant data:

    • In Colombia since 2008, childhood cancer has been recognized as a public health problem due to its social impact and high mortality, where a large proportion of this mortality could be avoided through the guarantee and opportunity in comprehensive care.
    • There is a broad regulatory framework in the country since May 2010 with Law 1388, which protects the rights to health and life of minors with cancer from suspicion. More recently, the Jacobo Law (Law 2026 of 2020) was also approved, to strengthen the early detection strategy and declare cancer care in childhood as a priority.
    • The great challenge for the country has been to reduce the high mortality rate from childhood cancer and increase survival, which is estimated at 60% in Colombia; however, progress has not yet been significant when compared with the survival rates of more developed countries (80% to 90%).
    • In Colombia, childhood cancer is the second cause of death in children between the ages of 5 and 15.

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