What is ¨Caico Foundation¨ (Help and Cooperation for Childhood Cancer) and how can you help them?
Since the ¨Foundation Caico¨ want to help people whose lives are disrupted by childhood cancer.This sickness of childhood cancer refers to thoe tumors that are diagnosed in children and teenagers under 15 years old. The treatment of childhood cancer combined several therapeutic modalities: surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, bone narrow transplantation. Most of these treatments involve toxicity and side effects.
Are diagnosed every year in Spain more than 1,000 new cases.
Progress in second half of the Twentieth Century in the diagnosis, treatment and cure of malignant diseases of children and teenagers are one of the most significant achievements in the field of oncology and may resemble many other achievements in pediatrics. Therefore in the XXI Century, pediatric oncology, there aremore possibilities of cure, over 70%.
In line with our aims, through the Foundation Caico develop our activities in the following areas:
. Improving the lives of hospitalized children and their families: They are continuing to improve the hospital environment for children to have some amusement and entertainment during the long days of hospitalization. One example is pediatric oncology unit of Hospital Niño Jesús.
. Socio-economic support to families: Sometimes the costs outweigh the additional support provided by the Government. Accordingly, the Foundation Caico develops:
- Help care for the payment of additional expenses incurred, in some cases essential.
- Actions in situations of insecurity and helplessness.
- Specific support for cases with poor prognosis.
- Psychological support contracted by the Foundation.
. Promotion and development of research projects and scolarships for training of professionals in oncology. Through an agreement with the insurance company Willis and in collaboration with the team of Dr. D. Luis Madero, we have created a scholarship that provides expertise in a medical oncology childhood.
. Provide cancer treatment to children in the poorest countries.