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CeiranLATCH supports the children and their families who are being treated by the Oncology Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Wales whose catchment area stretches from Chepstow in the South to Aberystwyth in the North. Around 70 new cases are diagnosed every year.

When a child has been diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia, the chemotherapy+ and/or chemotherapy treatment can last from six months to three years depending on the type. Follow up treatment and checkups mean that a child who has been diagnosed with cancer will be under medical supervision for over 5 years.

Advances in medical technology means that the prognosis for many is good.

According to Cancer Research UK

  • More children than ever are surviving cancer
  • The survival rate for children’s cancer has more than doubled since the 1960s
  • Almost three quarters of children with cancer are now cured of the disease compared with around a quarter in the late 1960s
  • For every ten children diagnosed with cancer, almost eight now survive for five years or more, compared with fewer than three in ten in the late 1960s.
Latest News

January 25, 2018

Rowena Jones, Paediatric Nurse Specialist, Receives MBE

The outstanding service of clinical, managerial and voluntary staff throughout the NHS has been recognised in the 2018 New Year’s Honours, with health sector recipients… More»

January 17, 2018

LATCH Trustee James Rudolf Takes on the Marathon des Sables

LATCH Trustee, James Rudolf, will be taking part in the gruelling Marathon des Sables which has been described as ‘the toughest foot race on earth’…. More»

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