International Sarcoma Awareness Month!
Why is Nutrition Important?
The month of July is designated International Sarcoma Awareness Month. Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the muscle, bone, nerves, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels and the fatty and fibrous tissues. They can affect almost any part of the body, on the inside or the outside. There are three main types of sarcoma: soft tissue sarcoma, bone […]
CBD for Cancer – Can it Help?
Why is nutrition so important, and what should cancer patients should keep in mind during and after treatment? With the help of Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD/LDN, CSO, senior nutritionist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we debunk a few nutrition myths in this podcast — and provide tips on what you can do to eat healthfully. Transcript […]
When Someone You Love is Grieving: How to Really Help
With the recent changes in the laws around cannabis use and the influx of the sale of cannabis products, CBD Oils etc in South Africa of late, especially the influx of social media postings of “so-called cures”, we thought it might be time to re-visit the subject…. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of many cannabinoids […]
Foodie Friday: Soy & Cancer Risk
“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.” ~Henri Nouwen ~ It’s […]
Born With Leukemia ~ Now an Active 4-Year-Old
There’s a lot of conflicting information going around about soy: Is it healthy? Is it dangerous? And if it’s OK to eat, why do some people say it isn’t? Some of the misunderstandings come from the fact that studies in people and studies in animals may show different results. In some animal studies, rodents that […]
Motivation Monday: Rain Washed
Melissa Belba is a healthy, bubbly, active 4-year-old girl. “She’s such a happy child, even though she’s been through so much,” says her mother, Erjona. “Every day, she says, ‘Good morning, Mommy – I love you.’” She also loves meeting new people, often announcing, “I got a new heart. You want to see my scar?” […]
Foodie Friday: How to Make Vegetables Fun & Delicious for your Child with Cancer
A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in Target. She must have been 6 years old, this beautiful red haired, freckle faced image of innocence. It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the top of rain gutters, so much in a hurry to hit the earth it has no […]
Thankful Thursday: Bereaved Onco-Parents Give Back
If there’s one food group that tends to be the source of family food battles, it’s vegetables. Veggies, especially the nutritious green ones, are often bitter-tasting and therefore don’t appeal to children as much as other foods. Because this food group tends to be a tough sell with children, it is important to come up […]
Keeping Your Child Healthy During Cancer Remission
Today the Little Fighters Cancer Trust would like to honour the courage and giving attitude of several of our Childhood Cancer parents and grandparents whose Little Fighters gained their angel wings earlier this year. These angels wish to remain anonymous, and, as always, we will respect their wishes, but we would still like to thank […]
Every parent whose child has been diagnosed with cancer wants to hear this words ” your child is in remission”. A complete remission is when the signs and symptoms of cancer have disappeared. Remission can also be partial, where some, though not all, signs and symptoms have disappeared. While the words are welcomed—even celebrated— they […]