Important Questions about Childhood Cancer
Genetics Can Help Predict Childhood Cancers
Childhood Cancer is very diverse, and diagnosis is further complicated because many signs and symptoms—like fever, bruising and headaches—are normal in healthy children. This can lead to confusion for parents, and even for some medical professionals who are not familiar with childhood cancer. Paediatricians are skilled at distinguishing the usual bumps and pains from those that should […]
What are the Most Common Symptoms of Childhood Cancer?
The mapping of the human genome has ushered in the age of precision cancer medicine, in which an individual’s treatment can be tailored to the specific genetic abnormalities of his or her disease. In recent years, much attention has been brought to genetic testing for cancer risk, particularly around Angelina Jolie and her decision to undergo […]
What Are the Most Common Types of Childhood Cancer?
Childhood Cancers are extremely rare; they actually make up less than 1% of all cancers diagnosed annually. Unfortunately this means that there are no regular screening tests done, unless there is an increased risk to the child due to genetic predisposition.
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Childhood Cancer is uncommon, yet nearly 100,000 children under 15 die from cancer worldwide every year – that is almost 250 children EVERY DAY!! This is a jaw-dropping statistic given that about 80% of childhood cancers are potentially curable with existing treatments. Between 800 and 1 000 South African children under the age of 15 […]
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Hola, Peeps! It is winter and the mountains are covered with snow making it absolutely f…f..f..frreeeeezing cold. While we support our Children with Cancer and their Families by supplying them with warm blankets, winter clothing, and food where possible, we understand that eating well is vital in the fight against cancer. It is still difficult […]
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to honour and remember children and families affected by this devastating disease, and help rally support to give Children with Cancer better outcomes by supporting Childhood Cancer Awareness.