September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Troup County School System (TCSS) nurses decided to ‘Go Gold’ to tackle awareness. Christy Mason, RN Health Care Coordinator for TCSS said a door decorating contest would be a powerful conversation starter to help bring childhood cancer awareness to student and adults.
According to Mason, cancer is the third most common cause of death among children between the ages of 1 and 19. In addition:
- TCSS currently has ten students that are battling cancer.
- The most common form of childhood cancer is leukemia.
- Cancer accounted for seven percent of all childhood deaths in Georgia from 2001-2011.
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