✨ 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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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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