Some facts

  • almost 300 children and adolescents will be diagnosed with cancer in Switzerland every year
  • treatments often last for years, with an average of 100 days per year at the hospital
  • parental leave is only three days
  • often, parents have out of pocket expenses including extensive travel, on top of the missed work days
  • every week, in Switzerland, a child dies from cancer
  • two thirds of children who are cured will have long-term side effects

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