In Switzerland, around 350 children and adolescents are newly diagnosed with cancer every year. Their chances of survival are good nowadays, but the recovery comes at a price because the majority of what are referred to as survivors struggle with late effects. These can impact not only their health but also their career prospects. The desire to return to normality after overcoming an illness and to find suitable training and employment is great, but integration is not always successful. There are not enough targeted support measures to ensure that a growing number of childhood cancer survivors are given an equal place in our society.
With its new awareness campaign, Childhood Cancer Switzerland will be drawing attention to the many challenges and shortcomings from 20 June 2023 onwards. For more information on the subject click here.