MRI Explanations for Children
Avoiding Infection While on Treatment for Childhood Cancer
Going to a hospital and undergoing a myriad of tests to determine what is wrong with them can be very traumatic for a child, and this includes going for an MRI, during which is it vital that the patient lay very still. With this in mind, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Radiology Department have created a video in […]
Questions Parents Should Ask When a Child Completes Cancer Treatment
Caregivers can contribute to positive treatment outcomes by helping children with cancer avoid exposure to infections. Whenever medically advised, children should continue to participate in school and other activities to maintain relationships and build social skills. This may be hard for caregivers, who may feel more comfortable keeping a child at home to avoid exposure […]
The Importance of Psychological Care for Children with Cancer
While the first emotions that parents will feel when their child has completed their cancer treatment are tremendous joy and relief, the event may also be a bit traumatic. You may feel scared, as you and your child with cancer have suddenly come to the end of a journey of a couple of months or […]
Conversations Over a Child’s Grave
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the diagnosis will forever change the lives of the whole family. Not only do they have to deal with the painful physical aspects of the disease, but also with a slew of foreign medical terms, treatment protocols
What Do We Call a Parent Who Has Lost a Child?
From first kiss to first break up, college application to job interview, we parents tend to plan for every situation, every conversation we’ll have with our kids — except for one.
Managing Skin & Nail-Related Side Effects from Cancer Treatment
The other day I received a message from a parent who recently lost their child to cancer, asking for a referral to someone who could help the family deal with their grief, and it got me thinking…. What word do we have to use for a parent who has lost their child? A wife who […]
Managing Your Child’s Treatment-Related Nausea
Among common side effects such as hair loss and nausea, radiation, chemotherapy, biologics, and targeted cancer therapies also can cause changes to your skin, nails, hair and feet. Around 50% of patients with cancer who are treated with immunotherapy and targeted therapy experience a skin-related side effect that can affect their quality of life, according […]
The Face of Childhood Cancer – Euceashe Moos
Treatment-induced nausea is an unpleasant side effect that can occur before, during, or after cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. Antiemetic medications are typically used to treat nausea and vomiting, but there are other strategies that can help.
Foodie Friday: Healthy Snacks for Children
Here at the Little Fighters Cancer Trust we deal with the pain and anguish of Childhood Cancer every day. We work with and walk beside our Little Fighters and their Families and follow them on the journey they undergo whilst fighting what many – too many – times, is a losing battle… Little Euceashe Moos […]
Making healthy food is pretty easy once you have the basics down. Making healthy food that excites and delights children is an art. Developing palettes are often sensitive to the bitter flavours in a lot of healthy vegetables, and often, what tastes delicious to an adult tastes absolutely disgusting to a child. Regular healthy snacks […]