September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Prescription Addiction: A side-effect of Childhood Cancer
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to honour and remember children and families affected by this devastating disease. September is a time to help give Children with Cancer better outcomes by supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness. Each September, we make an extra special effort to raise Awareness of Childhood Cancer and the impact that […]
Winter Warmth Donations Urgently Required
When I was 16 I became addicted to codeine. This addiction presented itself in me until I was 22. I worshipped it, and even writing about it now makes me yearn for the taste of that tablet and the wave of relaxation that would make its way down my body 15 minutes later. The ability […]
LFCT COVID-19 Style
Our Little Fighters need to keep warm. LFCT needs donations of unisex tracksuits for children age 0-18
Strategies for Preventing & Healing Brain Tumours
So last week we told you that we have been busy in the background throughout this very strict lockdown under which we all find ourselves due to the coronavirus… One of the results of the lockdown is that we have not been able to do business-as-usual, we had to shut up shop which forms a […]
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.
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 […]