What is Wilms’ Tumour?

In this second post of Kidney Cancer Awareness Month we would like to discuss the most common Childhood Kidney Cancer – Wilms’ Tumour (also known as Nephroblastoma), which accounts for up to 95% of childhood kidney cancers. Wilms’ Tumour is a very rare type of kidney cancer which mainly affects children under the age of […]

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March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month

Kidney (renal) tumours are very rare in children, and most – about 75% – occur in children under the age of 5. Tumours of the kidney are often not diagnosed until they are fairly large and cause pain or swelling. They can spread to the lungs, liver or nearby lymph nodes. Kidney tumours are typically unilateral (only in one kidney), but can be found bilaterally (occurring in both kidneys).

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Is Childhood Cancer Preventable?

Cancer is a group of more than 100 diseases caused by the cells in a person’s body multiplying out of control. Cancer is separated into different types depending on what sort of cell it originated from (blood, brain, lung…) and if it invaded nearby body parts (a tumour) or spread to other organs (metastasis).

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Busting 5 “Cancer-Cause” Myths

In the “connected” world in which we live today, online information abounds. The problem is that not everything that is posted online is true, and this can lead to a lot of dis-information and even panic. It therefore behooves one to ensure that any information one reads comes from a trustworthy source. Last week we […]

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How Can I get a Tax Deduction by Donating?

Donating to a worthy charity/non-profit organisation makes one feel good, as the world, and South Africa in particular, depends on these organisations to pick up the slack from government and millions would suffer without them. An added benefit of making donations to certain charities is that you may be entitled to a tax deduction, provided […]

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International Day of Women & Girls in Science

On 11 February, the United Nations, partners worldwide, women and girls will mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrating the theme, ‘Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth.’  The Day focuses on the reality that science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of internationally agreed […]

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