17,000+ Chemotherapy Drugs Donated to Ethiopian Childhood Cancer Children
New Service Transforms Childhood Cancer Treatment
THE ACCESS TO CHILDHOOD CANCER ESSENTIALS (ACCESS) INITIATIVE ANNOUNCES TRANSFORMATIVE PROGRAMS TO INCREASE ACCESS TO CRITICAL MEDICINES • Multistakeholder partnership seeks to enhance care for children with cancer in Africa • Provides life-saving cancer medicines to children in Ethiopia in collaboration with Teva • Funds critical research on childhood cancer medicine needs and access barriers in East Africa Access […]
Can New Cancer Drug Safely Boost Radiation Therapy?
Children with cancer in the UK are to benefit nationally from a service which for the first time will allow doctors to personalise their treatment. The therapeutic drug monitoring service, developed by Newcastle University experts, allows clinicians to obtain vital information about how much chemotherapy individual young patients should receive. Youngsters diagnosed with cancer, […]
What is Interventional Radiology for Paediatric Cancer Patients?
Cancer continues to be one of the top causes of death in many countries, and Radiation therapy is one of the most common treatments used in the fight against cancer. About 60% of cancer patients benefit from radiation, which is used either on its own or together with chemotherapy. Radiation therapy works by puncturing the […]
Should You Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Treat Cancer?
Interventional radiology offers a set of minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care for certain diseases, such as cancer. This subspecialty in interventional radiology is also known as interventional oncology. These procedures can be alternative options to open biopsies and surgeries, and are typically shorter, relatively less risky and associated with faster recovery. […]
Can Mushrooms Help Fight Cancer?
Hydrogen peroxide is often used to whiten teeth, treat minor cuts and scrapes, or dye one’s hair. Some individuals claim that hydrogen peroxide can also help cure cancer, but what does the research say? Claims that hydrogen peroxide can also help cure cancer stem from the fact that it is an oxidising liquid, which means […]
Doctors Prescribe Nature for Chronic Disease
Conventional cancer treatments can be devastating to the human body, even more so to a small child’s body that is still growing. While there are yet no other treatments to fight childhood cancer, especially to those in poorer countries, than the old ones such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, more and more individuals are also […]
More than just Treatments needed for Childhood Cancer
Spending the day outside in nature is wonderful; tiring perhaps, but also deeply satisfying. Our relationship to nature is primal – we thrive on it! Urbanisation is taking a toll on our brain function and mental health. City dwellers have a higher risk of depression, anxiety, mood disorders and schizophrenia compared to those who live in rural areas. In order […]
Computerised Cognitive Training: Brain Games & Brain Training
Connor Webb developed a lump on his right thumb that raised concerns with his mother, Kim, but when queried about it, doctors told her not to worry about it and to just “take care of it whenever.” Eventually though, the lump doubled in size, prompting surgery to remove it, but the subsequent phone call from the doctor stunned Kim […]
Chemobrain in Childhood Cancer
Children may not experience the same brain tumour side effects and symptoms as adults. Because their brains and bodies are still growing, they may experience symptoms and side effects that are unique to their age and stage of development. Children, adolescents and young adults with brain tumors generally experience various side-effects from brain cancer, including Physical […]
Symptom Management, Palliative Care, or Supportive Care to relieve side-effects is an important part of cancer care and treatment and should always form part of the overall treatment plan. Around 70% of cancer survivors report difficulties with memory and concentration after undergoing chemotherapy – this is conversationally referred to as “Chemobrain,” which is described as a […]