Christmas in Heaven

Christmas is not a happy time for everyone – there are many individuals for whom the Festive Season is very painful as it is the time that they miss those who are gone the most. For parents who have lost a child, whether to cancer or anything else, this is a really, really, difficult time […]

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Promising Treatment for Aggressive Childhood Cancer
Promising Treatment for Aggressive Childhood Cancer

The latest promising treatment for aggressive childhood cancer neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood cancer, is the KSP inhibitor. The study was led by researchers at Lund University in Sweden, and is published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. About 800 children in the US are diagnosed with neuroblastoma annually. Neuroblastoma is an aggressive cancer of […]

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Managing Behaviour When Your Child Has Cancer

The natural response for any parent when they first learn their child has cancer is to do anything possible to make them happy. It is, however, important to balance the desire to comfort with an understanding of what is in your child’s best interest. This is especially true when your child with cancer exhibits difficult […]

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Top Cancer Stem Cell Killing Nutrients

Our diets can both feed or starve cancer cells productivity by affecting multiple mechanisms which promote cancer. Cancer cells rely on the ability to multiply, repair, differentiate and evade apoptosis (programmed cell death). The recent discovery of cancer stem cells has scientists looking at a whole new approach to preventing and treating cancer. Cancer stem […]

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Walking On The Edge Of Life

Cancer, the dreaded “C” word. It has become such an epidemic in our society that people are loath to even mention its name, but we need to! We need to shout it from the rooftops and make it cower with our rage and run away from our love. Cancer is a disease that is not […]

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Top Childhood Cancers

The types of cancers that develop in children are different from those that develop in adults. Lifestyle or environmental risk factors don’t play a role. Instead, it’s usually the result of DNA changes in cells that take place very early in life. Because of major treatment advances, more than 80 % of children with cancer […]

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What is Paediatric (Childhood) Cancer?

Childhood Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death among children and adolescents under the age of 15 years in the much of the world, including in South Africa. The causes of Childhood Cancers are not well understood, although suspected factors include medications such as fertility drugs, environmental factors, exposure to the HIV virus, and […]

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Why the Gold Ribbon for Childhood Cancer?

The widespread use of ribbons as symbolic representations of a particular message or campaign in America began in 1979 during the Iran hostage negotiations, when the yellow ribbon became a medium to spread the message of hope, solidarity, and awareness about the current crisis. Since then, ribbons have played a powerful role in countless awareness […]

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We Need to DO MORE for Child Cancer Awareness

Cancer is a horrific word – one that rightly generates fear in the hearts of all people, regardless of race, gender, age or income bracket. Hearing the words Childhood Cancer is possibly even worse, because it strikes a numbing fear in the heart of a parent whose job it is to protect their offspring, as […]

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