What is Interventional Radiology for Paediatric Cancer Patients?

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. […]

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Can Mushrooms Help Fight Cancer?

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 […]

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Doctors Prescribe Nature for Chronic Disease

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 […]

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Computerised Cognitive Training: Brain Games & Brain Training

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 […]

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Chemobrain in Childhood Cancer

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 […]

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CINV Affects Patients Economically & Emotionally

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a common — and often costly — problem among patients with cancer. Chemotherapy is the use of specific drugs, administered by a paediatric oncologist, to destroy cancer cells by preventing the cancer cells from growing and dividing to make more new cells. Cancer cells generally grow and divide much faster […]

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How Using Playtime can Help Childhood Cancer Patients Avoid Anaesthesia

When Children with Cancer have to undergo Radiation Treatment, they often get scared or nervous because they do not have an understanding of the process and the machines involved. To remedy this, young children are usually given a general anaesthetic, even though the long-term side effects are still unknown. Instead of relying on anaesthesia, Danielle […]

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Conquering Cancer's Biggest Side-Effect: Fear

Cancer can be a frightening, nerve-wracking disease, and medical science often overlooks the emotional toll it takes on patients. Children with Cancer can suffer even worse as they have to deal with all the hospital and clinic appointments, tests, tubes, operations, scans and treatments. When dealing with Childhood Cancer, not only does the disease take […]

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