Helping Your Child with Cancer Cope
Important Questions about Childhood Cancer
A cancer diagnosis brings with it not only pain and treatments, but a complete lifestyle change – there are all the appointments, tests, medications, infusions, scans, special diets, and so on to deal with; time in and out of hospital; fatigue, lethargy, boredom and a change in eating habits… For children things are worse because […]
What are the Most Common Symptoms of Childhood Cancer?
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 […]
Losing a Child is Painful
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.
The Mourner’s Bill of Rights
The loss of a child is the most inconsolable of losses; It violates the natural order of things. Here at LFCT we unfortunately see too many parents face this devastating loss, and it breaks our hearts every time we do, but even we cannot really say that we know what they are feeling.
When your Little Fighter Must Stay at Home
Losing a child is the most painful experience that any parent can be asked to go through, especially when it is a young child that they have had to watch go through the devastating, frightening, physically and emotionally crippling battle against cancer. Losing a child is like losing one’s heart and then being expected to […]
When a child has cancer, they very often have to stay at home due to the fact that the cancer itself and the treatments used to fight it can weaken the body’s immune system making it easy for them to catch germs and get ill, and because their system is so weak they will get […]