Coping with Fatigue in Childhood Cancer

Symptom Management, Palliative Care, or Supportive Care to relieve side-effects is an important part of cancer care and treatment and should always form part of the overall treatment plan. Cancer-related fatigue is a persistent feeling of physical, emotional, or mental tiredness or exhaustion related to cancer and/or its treatment. Cancer-related fatigue is different to other […]

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Coping with Fluid Retention (Oedema) in Childhood Cancer

Symptom Management, Palliative Care, or Supportive Care to relieve side-effects is an important part of cancer care and treatment and should always form part of the overall treatment plan. Oedema is swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities in the body. The fluid collects under the skin within the […]

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Coping with Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) in Childhood Cancer

Symptom Management, Palliative Care, or Supportive Care to relieve side-effects is an important part of cancer care and treatment and should always form part of the overall treatment plan. Xerostomia, more commonly called “dry mouth” occurs when the glands in the mouth and digestive system that secrete saliva for digestion do not make enough saliva, […]

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Coping with Swallowing Difficulties (Dysphagia) in Childhood Cancer

Symptom Management, Palliative Care, or Supportive Care to relieve side-effects is an important part of cancer care and treatment and should always form part of the overall treatment plan. Difficulty in swallowing is also called dysphagia, and occurs when an individual has trouble getting food or liquid to pass down the mouth or throat. Some […]

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Coping with Chewing Difficulties in Childhood Cancer

Symptom Management, Palliative Care, or Supportive Care to relieve side-effects is an important part of cancer care and treatment and should always form part of the overall treatment plan. Difficulty in chewing occurs when mouth pain, problems with the teeth, or stiffness or pain in the jaw muscles make it difficult for an individual to […]

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Coping with Diarrhoea in Childhood Cancer

Symptom Management, Palliative Care, or Supportive Care to relieve side-effects is an important part of cancer care and treatment and should always form part of the overall treatment plan. Diarrhoea is frequent, loose, or watery bowel movements, and something that virtually every one of us has experienced or will experience at some or other time. […]

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LFCT Food Crisis – Help Needed!!

Would YOU send YOUR child to school with only THIS in her stomach? Well, this was what one of our Little Fighters had for breakfast yesterday because it was all that was in the house to eat and she had to have SOMETHING in her stomach before going to write exams. On Friday we posted on […]

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Coping with Dental and Oral Health in Childhood Cancer

Symptom Management, Palliative Care, or Supportive Care to relieve side-effects is an important part of cancer care and treatment and should always form part of the overall treatment plan. Dental and oral health includes the well-being of the entire mouth, including the teeth, gums, lining of the mouth (mucosa), and salivary glands (the glands that […]

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Coping with Dehydration in Childhood Cancer

Symptom Management, Palliative Care, or Supportive Care to relieve side-effects is an important part of cancer care and treatment and should always form part of the overall treatment plan. Dehydration occurs when an individual does not take in enough fluid or loses too much fluid. A baby’s body is made up of around 85% water, […]

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Coping with Constipation in Childhood Cancer

Symptom Management, Palliative Care, or Supportive Care to relieve side-effects is an important part of cancer care and treatment and should always form part of the overall treatment plan. Constipation occurs when a person cannot empty his or her bowels or has a feeling of needing to move the bowels but can’t. It starts when […]

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