International Childhood Cancer Day 2021
Christmas in Heaven
Every year, more than 400,000 children and adolescents below 20, are diagnosed with cancer. The rate of survival depends on the region, with 80% survival in most High Income Countries but as low as 20% only in Low and Middle Income Countries.
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Promising Treatment for Aggressive Childhood Cancer
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 […]
Childhood Cancer Devastates Families
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 […]
Managing Behaviour When Your Child Has Cancer
I personally have battled and beat cancer so have a bond with anyone who has or had cancer, but I get FURIOUS when I see the attention paid to adult cancers by governments, corporates and media while childhood cancer is mainly left in the dark!”
Top Cancer Stem Cell Killing Nutrients
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 […]
Walking On The Edge Of Life
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 […]
Top Childhood Cancers
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 […]
What is Paediatric (Childhood) Cancer?
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 […]
Why the Gold Ribbon for 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 […]
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 […]