Nevermind Less Junk Food: Eat More Nutritious Food!
Foodie Friday: Can Sugary Drinks Fuel & Accelerate Cancer Growth?
According to the Global Burden of Disease study, unhealthy diets are responsible for 11m preventable deaths globally per year, more even than smoking tobacco. The biggest problem is not the junk we eat however, but the nutritious food we don’t eat. Researchers are calling for a global shift in policy to promote vegetables, fruit, nuts […]
Why Is Stage IV Cancer Difficult to Treat?
Researchers acknowledge that obesity increases the risk of cancer, and some studies even consider the existence of a causal relationship between this metabolic condition and cancer. One important factor that can lead to obesity is the high intake of sugar through the frequent consumption of processed foods and sugary beverages. Sugar is a simple, edible, […]
Wishlist Wednesday: LFCT Needs YOU!!
The more widely cancer has spread from the site where it is first diagnosed, the more difficult it becomes to treat. Cancer is labeled stage IV when it is found not only in its original location, but also in distant tissues and organs. There are several staging systems used by pathologists and cancer specialists to […]
Foodie Friday: More Delicious Nutritious Recipes
As most of you know, last year LFCT went through big changes which included restructuring and changing things up a bit to better be able to provide the best services to our beneficiaries – children with cancer and their families. To this end we would like to engage a permanent team of volunteers that we […]
Wishlist Wednesday: LFCT Needs Volunteers
Following on last week’s blogpost about the Boehringer Ingelheim India and Times Group’s newly-launched Fight Cancer with Flavour cookbook for cancer patients, we decided to publish some more of their delicious and very nutritious recipes of those with cancer today. Coronation Vegetable Hash & Poached Eggs The curry element to this recipe is a brilliant […]
Why are Children with Cancer in South Africa Dying in Unbearable Pain?
No non-profit organisation can do what it does without the help of a dedicated team of volunteers, as there just are not sufficient funds to pay staff (especially seeing that most funders somehow believe that organisations can function without paying overheads such as rent and salaries). Not only do volunteers help an organisation carry out […]
Foodie Friday: Is Oats Healthy?
Government has not implemented its Palliative Care Plan I had a patient last year, a four-year-old boy, with a type of cancer called neuroblastoma. After initial treatment, the cancer came back, growing in the confined space between his spine and stomach, causing unbearable pain. His mother was a police officer; a strong, stoical woman who […]
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Program Accurately Diagnosis Childhood Diseases
According to a survey done in 2008 by Decision Analyst, out of a list of 70 different foods, Americans believe that oatmeal is one of the top four foods most beneficial to your health. Another survey of members of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition found that 97% of the nutritionists thought that oatmeal is healthy. […]
Long-Term Cardiomyopathy Risk in Childhood Cancer Survivors
According to researchers, an artificial intelligence (AI) programme developed in China diagnosed childhood diseases as accurately as doctors. The AI system combs through test results, health records and even handwritten notes. The report in Nature Medicine states that – from the flu and asthma to life-threatening pneumonia, meningitis, and even childhood cancer – the artificial […]
Recently, an analysis of long-term cardiomyopathy risk in 28,000 childhood cancer survivors in the US and Europe was done. Researchers compared 4 chemotherapy drugs with development of cardiomyopathy (diseases of the heart muscle). They found exposure to different anthracyclines results in different long-term cardiovascular risk. Heart disease is a leading cause of early death from non-cancer causes […]