Nutrition for Brain Tumour Patients

Nutrition is very important for Children with Cancer, because the presence of the tumour as well as the treatments that they undergo play havoc with their immune systems as well as various other systems in their little bodies. Malnutrition Malnutrition describes the consequences of insufficient protein-energy intake. Malnutrition is an unspecific term used to define […]

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Understanding Brain Tumours

 Some Quick Facts About Brain Cancer Brain tumors are often difficult to diagnose because their signs and symptoms may mimic those of other disorders. Symptoms will also vary according to the exact location of the tumor. Paediatric brain tumours are not the same as those in adults. Children’s brain tumours require specific research and different […]

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What is Brain Cancer?

The human brain is a very complex organ, so much so that not even Medical Doctors really know everything about it yet, and for the everyday parent whose child has just been diagnosed with one or other form of brain cancer, the sudden influx of medical terminology can be completely intimidating and overwhelming. We will […]

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What is the Expected Life Span of Childhood Brain Tumour Cancer?

“What is my child’s prognosis?” This seemingly simple but critical question is often among the first that parents will ask their child’s oncologist after hearing that their child has been diagnosed with cancer. Yet, while the question may be simple, answering it can be extremely complicated. In general terms, oncologists can provide statistics relating to […]

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New Hope for Fatal Childhood Brain Cancer (DIPG)?

Brain tumours are hard to treat. But even this is a harrowing understatement for some forms of the disease. Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is one such example. These rare brain tumours almost exclusively affect children, and they’re invariably fatal. “Almost all children with DIPG sadly die within a couple of years of diagnosis,” says […]

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Computerised Cognitive Training: Brain Games & Brain Training

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 […]

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The Impact of Childhood Brain Cancer on School & Education

During the diagnosis and treatment of a brain tumour, your child may be asking, “When can I go back to school?” Going back to school after months of treatment can be a cause for celebration. Children and young adults gain a sense of accomplishment and peer support from school, and long absences and changes in […]

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Are there Risk Factors for Brain Cancer in Children?

A risk-factor is anything that affects a person’s chance of getting a disease such as brain cancer. Different types of cancer have different risk factors, and this article only deals with the potential risk-factors for brain cancer. Lifestyle-related risk-factors such as diet, body weight, physical activity, and tobacco use play a major role in many […]

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Why & How are Brain Tumours Graded?

Brain tumours are the most common solid tumour in children under the age of 15. When discovered early enough, brain tumours are usually treatable. Many that are slow-growing are cured with surgery alone. Other types that are faster-growing might need additional treatment with radiation therapy or chemotherapy, or both. Brain tumours are graded on a […]

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