What is the Difference between Leukaemia and Lymphoma?
Our Immune System uses Chaos to Prevent Disease
Cancer can affect any part of the body, including the blood. Leukaemia and lymphoma are both forms of blood cancer. The main difference is that leukaemia affects the blood and bone marrow, while lymphomas tend to affect the lymph nodes. Though there are some similarities between the two types of cancer, their causes and origins, […]
Can New Molecule Stop Cancer from ‘Tricking’ the Immune System?
New research, appearing in the journal Nature Communications, reveals a new mechanism that is at play in cellular function. Chaotic swings of protein concentrations help keep our immune system alert and functional, preventing chronic diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. Modern research has unearthed many of the faulty mechanisms that are at play in cancer, […]
Smartphone App Reduces Pain, Hospital Visits for Cancer Survivors
Cancer has many sly ways in which it tricks the immune system into sparing it or even into boosting its spread. Now, however, new research is throwing a wrench in cancer’s deception plans. A molecule that scientists have designed stops cancerous cells from tricking the immune system into sustaining their growth. One such way involves […]
Should You Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Treat Cancer?
A smartphone app that includes artificial intelligence elements may be able to reduce the effects of cancer-related pain, according to recent research presented at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium. The app, named ePAL, was designed and studied as part of a collaboration between Partners HealthCare […]
Can Mushrooms Help Fight Cancer?
Hydrogen peroxide is often used to whiten teeth, treat minor cuts and scrapes, or dye one’s hair. Some individuals claim that hydrogen peroxide can also help cure cancer, but what does the research say? Claims that hydrogen peroxide can also help cure cancer stem from the fact that it is an oxidising liquid, which means […]
More than just Treatments needed for Childhood Cancer
Conventional cancer treatments can be devastating to the human body, even more so to a small child’s body that is still growing. While there are yet no other treatments to fight childhood cancer, especially to those in poorer countries, than the old ones such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, more and more individuals are also […]
Rare Childhood Cancers
Connor Webb developed a lump on his right thumb that raised concerns with his mother, Kim, but when queried about it, doctors told her not to worry about it and to just “take care of it whenever.” Eventually though, the lump doubled in size, prompting surgery to remove it, but the subsequent phone call from the doctor stunned Kim […]
Could the Zika Virus Kill Childhood Cancer?
The most common Childhood Cancers about which we normally hear include Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), Brain Tumours, Neuroblastoma, Wilms Tumour, and Lymphoma. These are also the most common Childhood Cancers in South Africa, but they are not the only cancers that children can get. Compared with adult cancers, childhood cancers are rare and there are a number […]
Do Alternative Therapies Decrease a Cancer Patient's Survival Chances?
Neuroblastoma is a cancer of nerve cells that reside outside of the brain, and occurs when malignant cancer cells form in the specialised nerve cells of the sympathetic nerves involved in the development of the nervous system and other tissues. Neuroblastoma most commonly occurs in one of the adrenal glands situated in the tummy or […]
Here at LFCT we post about various methods of fighting cancer, as we believe in putting all relevant information out there for the patient (or the patient’s parents) as we believe that it is up to them to decide the way forward. We neither recommend nor discourage the use of alternative/complementary treatments, although we DO […]