Strategies for Preventing & Healing Brain Tumours
What is Wilms’ Tumour?
The brain is the most important organ in the body because it controls all complex actions including the ability to learn, speak, move, think, and control our emotions. The brain is made up of soft spongy tissue which means that when malignant cell growth occurs, it often invades surrounding healthy brain tissue quickly (brain tumours). […]
March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month
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 […]
Is Childhood Cancer Preventable?
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).
Last Week of this Tax Year – Donate Now for 18A Tax Certificate
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).
Busting 5 “Cancer-Cause” Myths
This week is your last chance to spend your CSI Funds – to receive an 18A Tax Benefit – which you can also get as an individual for a personal donation.
How Can I get a Tax Deduction by Donating?
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 […]
5 Things That Cause Cancer
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 […]
International Childhood Cancer Day – 15 February
While it cannot be guaranteed that you will not get cancer if you avoid these, you definitely have a better chance of remaining cancer-free and healthy all round.
International Day of Women & Girls in Science
This coming Saturday, 15 February, is International Childhood Cancer Day – a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer, and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families.
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 […]