Managing Behaviour When Your Child Has Cancer
Walking On The Edge Of Life
The natural response for any parent when they first learn their child has cancer is to do anything possible to make them happy. It is, however, important to balance the desire to comfort with an understanding of what is in your child’s best interest. This is especially true when your child with cancer exhibits difficult […]
What is Wilms’ Tumour?
Cancer, the dreaded “C” word. It has become such an epidemic in our society that people are loath to even mention its name, but we need to! We need to shout it from the rooftops and make it cower with our rage and run away from our love. Cancer is a disease that is not […]
March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month
In this second post of Kidney Cancer Awareness Month we would like to discuss the most common Childhood Kidney Cancer – Wilms’ Tumour (also known as Nephroblastoma), which accounts for up to 95% of childhood kidney cancers. Wilms’ Tumour is a very rare type of kidney cancer which mainly affects children under the age of […]
Is Childhood Cancer Preventable?
Kidney (renal) tumours are very rare in children, and most – about 75% – occur in children under the age of 5. Tumours of the kidney are often not diagnosed until they are fairly large and cause pain or swelling. They can spread to the lungs, liver or nearby lymph nodes. Kidney tumours are typically unilateral (only in one kidney), but can be found bilaterally (occurring in both kidneys).
Busting 5 “Cancer-Cause” Myths
Cancer is a group of more than 100 diseases caused by the cells in a person’s body multiplying out of control. Cancer is separated into different types depending on what sort of cell it originated from (blood, brain, lung…) and if it invaded nearby body parts (a tumour) or spread to other organs (metastasis).
5 Things That Cause Cancer
In the “connected” world in which we live today, online information abounds. The problem is that not everything that is posted online is true, and this can lead to a lot of dis-information and even panic. It therefore behooves one to ensure that any information one reads comes from a trustworthy source. Last week we […]
February Is National Cancer Prevention Month
While it cannot be guaranteed that you will not get cancer if you avoid these, you definitely have a better chance of remaining cancer-free and healthy all round.
Claim your 18A Tax Benefit
February 4th marked World Cancer Day, and February is National Cancer Prevention Month. February 15th is also International Childhood Cancer Day.
Questions Parents Should Ask When a Child Completes Cancer Treatment
This year, 2020, is a Leap Year, which means that you have until 29 February to ensure that you get a tax benefit from making a donation to an approved non-profit organisation. What is an 18A Tax Benefit? The Little Fighters Cancer Trust (LFCT) is registered as a Section 18A Public Benefit Organisation (PBO number […]
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 […]