How To Bring Cancer Care To The World’s Poorest Children
It Takes a Village
It’s one of the great achievements of modern medicine: with advances in treatment, cure rates for children with cancer in North America now exceed 80%, up from 10% in the 1960s. Yet for kids across the developing world, the fruits of that progress remain largely out of reach. In low- and middle-income countries, restrictive access […]
September 17th is World Patient Safety Day (WPSD)
A cancer diagnosis that forecasts a premature end to a patient’s life is often described as unfair. When that patient is a child who has not yet fully experienced life, the diagnosis is not just unfair—it is tragic. The good news is that the cure rate for pediatric cancer in high-income countries is greater than […]
What is the Difference Between Cancer Grade & Cancer Stage?
This first annual World Patient Safety Day (WPSD) is a moment for the global health community to come together to raise public awareness, understanding and engagement globally of the need to work towards global solidarity and action by all to promote patient safety. Recognizing patient safety as a global health priority, 194 countries came together […]
✨Foodie Friday ✨Child-Friendly Meals
When solid tumors are diagnosed, they are often assigned a grade and a stage. Both factors are key considerations when physicians devise a treatment plan. The grade of a tumor is an indication of how abnormal the cancer cells appear under the microscope. The stage of a solid tumor refers to its size and/or whether […]
Important Questions about Childhood Cancer
Today’s offering is some wonderful Child-Friendly Recipes for those times when you are really struggling to get your Child with Cancer to eat or when you just want to give them a nice little treat. These recipes are all nutritious and your child will love making some of them with you – spending time in […]
Nigerian Scientist Develops Cancer Drugs from African Plants
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?
Mansurah Abdulazeez Discusses How Her Visionary Plant Research Could Help in Fight Against Tumours Mansurah Abdulazeez is a molecular biologist at the Center for Biotechnology Research, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. Her research aims to identify potent anticancer agents in African plants. Last November, the government of Spain awarded her their Science by Women Fellowship. And […]
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. As September marks International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Little Fighters Cancer Trust is […]
Little Fighters Cancer Trust Turns Stellenbosch GOLD
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 […]
Last year LFCT went big during September International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by turning Paarl GOLD – this year we are expanding that to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, and yesterday we started in Stellenbosch. Yesterday morning started off cold, windy and cloudy, and we were a bit worried that we would not be able to go […]