Sarcoma Awareness Month: Undifferentiated Sarcoma

Undifferentiated sarcoma is a soft-tissue sarcoma, and is a very rare childhood cancer. Soft tissue sarcomas start in blood vessels, fat, fibrous tissue, muscles, nerves, or other supportive tissues of the body. Signs and Symptoms Symptoms of undifferentiated sarcoma vary according to in which area of the body it appears.  The first signs may be […]

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Sarcoma Awareness Month: RhabdomyoSarcoma

Rhabdomyosarcoma is a soft tissue cancer that develops in the soft tissue of striated muscles, which are the muscles that are attached to bones and help the body to move. Rhabdomyosarcoma accounts for about 50% of soft tissue sarcomas in children and can begin in various places in the body. Rhabdomyosarcoma is mostly found in […]

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Sarcoma Awareness Month: OsteoSarcoma

Osteosarcoma (also called osteogenic sarcoma) is the most common type of bone cancer and starts in the osteoblasts, which are the bone cells at the end of the long bones where new bone tissue forms as a young person grows. Types of Osteosarcoma: Periosteal Osteosarcoma Parosteal sarcoma of bone Telangiectatic Osteogenic Sarcoma Small Cell Osteosarcoma […]

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✨ Laggiesland Créche does Mandela Day for LFCT ✨

How Beautiful is this? We just love it when kids do for kids, and Laggiesland Créche in Paarl have once again done themselves proud in their support for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust by Doing Mandela Day for LFCT. The whole Laggiesland Créche accompanied their “Juffrou” to our office in Paarl to deliver this bounty […]

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Sarcoma Awareness Month: Ewing Sarcoma

Ewing sarcoma is a bone cancer (although it can also very rarely develop in the soft tissue) and is the second most common primary sarcoma that can develop in children, comprising 10-15% of childhood bone cancers. The Ewing’s family of tumours: Ewing’s sarcoma of bone Extraosseous Ewing’s – a tumour outside of the bone Primitive […]

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Mandela Day 2019 – St. Joseph’s Home

Here at the Little Fighters Cancer Trust we do Mandela Day every day of the year, but this year we decided to do a very special outreach at the St. Joseph’s Home, an intermediate paediatric care facility for children with life limiting and life threatening illness, situated in Montana, Cape Town. Lizelma was accompanied yesterday, […]

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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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