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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How the Cost of Cancer Drugs in South Africa can be Cut

South Africa’s Competition Commission has launched an investigation into excessive pricing by three major pharmaceutical companies that have the sole rights to distribute cancer drugs in the country. The commission’s job is to protect ordinary South Africans from abuse by dominant players. It has powers to investigate and evaluate restrictive business practices, abuse of dominant positions and mergers. Its […]

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Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in Cancer Treatment

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy is a form of Immunotherapy that uses monoclonal antibodies (mAb) to bind mono-specifically to certain cells or proteins. This may then stimulate the patient’s immune system to attack those cells. Monoclonal Antibodies are laboratory-produced versions of immune system proteins that have been engineered to serve as substitute antibodies that can restore, enhance or mimic the immune […]

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More on Alternative Cancer Treatments: Gerson Therapy

Although we have previously mentioned Gerson Therapy, we thought that you might be interested in more information on this Alternative Therapy for Cancer. The Gerson Therapy was one of the first natural cancer therapeutics and has successfully treated patients for more than 80 years. Rooted in an organic, plant-based diet, raw juices, coffee enemas, and […]

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