Good Hood Club

Strong Crew

$63.35
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The Strong Crew is a part of our Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM) Collection and specifically honours children suffering from osteosarcoma 🎗(Model is wearing a size L)

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Childhood bone cancer is a cancerous tumour that begins in bones or cartilage cells. These abnormal cells may then invade, grow into, and destroy nearby tissues. These tumours also have the potential to metastasize, spreading cancer to other parts of the body.

Osteosarcoma is the most common type of childhood bone cancer. Osteosarcoma starts in the cells of bones - most commonly during adolescent bone spurts. If not treated, osteosarcoma can have devastating impacts.

If osteosarcoma is localized and treated, long-term survival rates can be upwards of 75%; however, if cancer metastasizes to other parts of the body (e.g. the lungs), the long-term survival rate drops dramatically to 30%.

Typically, the treatment for osteosarcoma includes chemotherapy, then surgery – to remove cancerous cells and tumours in the bone – and then followed by another round of chemotherapy to minimize the risk of relapse. Sometimes, osteosarcoma may require amputation. Amputation can be emotionally, physically and psychologically challenging for a patient.

Thank you for your purchase and for honouring the accomplishments and challenges of childhood osteosarcoma patients, their families and survivors in Ontario and beyond.

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