Donation Options

Early Diagnosis: Give Cure a Chance



Childhood cancer, when detected at early stage, can be cured 80% of the time. However, many patients are diagnosed at a later stage because most of the initial signs and symptoms that indicate a cancer are similar to the signs and symptoms of other childhood diseases. This project has two main goals: raise awareness of these symptoms within the community and train healthcare professionals to investigate these symptoms in order to increase the chances of an early diagnosis.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Childhood cancer is the second leading cause of death in children. When diagnosed early enough, the cure rate is approximately 80%. However, most children are diagnosed at a later stage since most symptoms indicating a childhood cancer are similar to the symptoms of other childhood diseases. By training healthcare professionals to detect these early symptoms, and by training them how to act upon this detection, children suffering from cancer will have a higher chance of being cured.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project aims at training healthcare professionals to detect the early signs and symptoms of childhood cancer, focusing on the detection itself and also on the diagnostic exams that should be requested in order to confirm a neoplastic process. Awareness will also be raised within the community so that parents and teachers know what to do in case they observe similar signs and symptoms.

Potential Long Term Impact

Trained health care professionals will be able to detect childhood malignancies at an earlier stage and direct the patients to their appropriate treatment. Detecting childhood cancers early enough have a direct impact on prognosis, with cure rates reaching 80%. Moreover, the treatment tends to be less agressive when the cancer is diagnosed earlier, reducing the risk of long term effects due to chemotherapy.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,543
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $47,457
Total Funding Goal: $50,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Donate by US Mobile Phone

Text GIVE 15949 to 80088 to donate $10 to Early Diagnosis: Give Cure a Chance. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
TXT MSG from our lawyers: Note that your $10 donation will be made to the GlobalGiving Foundation-Early Diagnosis: Give Cure a Chance project. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. You must reply YES to the confirmation message. You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Text STOP to 80088 to stop all communication. Text HELP to 80088 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Full Terms: Privacy Policy:
An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?


Instituto do Cancer Infantil

Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Project Leader

Ana Lucia Abujamra

Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul Brazil

Where is this project located?

Map of Early Diagnosis: Give Cure a Chance
Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.