What is Interventional Radiology for Paediatric Cancer Patients?
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 […]
CINV Affects Patients Economically & Emotionally
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 […]
How Using Playtime can Help Childhood Cancer Patients Avoid Anaesthesia
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 […]
Conquering Cancer's Biggest Side-Effect: Fear
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 […]
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 […]