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Miracle Monday: Going GOLD for Pediatric Cancer!

In September of each year, the Georgia Cancer Center traditionally hangs gold ribbons in front of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia  to observe  Childhood Cancer Awareness month. These gold ribbons are placed on trees around the front entrance to honor a child’s life or in memory of a child who did not survive his or her fight with cancer.

Each year, nearly 15,000 children will be diagnosed with a type of cancer in the United States.  Pediatric Cancer is the number one disease that kills more children than any other however thanks to research and the advancement in technology, over 80% of children with a cancer diagnosis go on to lead healthy adult lives.

Children’s Hospital of Georgia’s Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders program provides a comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and support for children suffering from all types of pediatric cancers and blood disorders.

The Children’s Hospital of Georgia sees an average of 16 patients per day at the hematology/oncology clinic.  Patients can spend anywhere from one to seven hours at the clinic for blood transfusions and chemotherapy.

To learn more about the pediatric cancer services provided at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, please click HERE.