The Hope Foundation for Children with Cancer (KAÇUV) colors the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge with yellow lighting to draw attention to the importance of early diagnosis on the occasion of February 15, Childhood Cancer Day.
ISTANBUL (İGFA) ) – 3 thousand 500 children that are diagnosed with cancer every 3 hours and 1 child per year in Turkey is put. This figure reaches 5,000 with relapses. The Hope Foundation for Children with Cancer (KAÇUV) lights the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge and Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge in yellow to raise awareness about childhood cancer and draw attention to the importance of early diagnosis on the occasion of February 15, Childhood Cancer Day. Both bridges, which will be colored with yellow lighting on February 15, will remain like this for a week. In addition, information will be made on LED screens in 17 shopping malls and attention will be drawn to the February 15, Childhood Cancer Day.
Drawing attention to the fact that the number of cancer cases in children under three years old is increasing every year, KAÇUV Chairman of the Board Prof. Dr. İnci Yıldız said that access to treatment is as important as early diagnosis in childhood cancers. Prof. Dr. Yıldız said, “We are not afraid of childhood leukemia as before. While 20 percent of the cases seen in the past 30 years have improved, more than 80 percent are recovering today. Childhood cancers differ from adult cancers in terms of types, diagnostic methods and symptoms. He said that since there are no established screening tests as in adults, it is very important for parents to know the signs and symptoms in order to be diagnosed early. “