International Sarcoma Awareness Month!

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 […]

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Why is Nutrition Important?

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 […]

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Foodie Friday: Soy & Cancer Risk

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 […]

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Born With Leukemia ~ Now an Active 4-Year-Old

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?” […]

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Motivation Monday: Rain Washed

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 […]

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Thankful Thursday: Bereaved Onco-Parents Give Back

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 […]

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Keeping Your Child Healthy During Cancer Remission

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 […]

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