Religious and Spiritual Values in Cancer Care
Why Is Stage IV Cancer Difficult to Treat?
Religious and Spiritual Values are important to most people; many Africans are of the Christian Faith and their religious beliefs affect how they live their lives. Many patients with cancer and parents of Children with Cancer rely on spiritual or religious beliefs and practices to help them cope with their disease; this is called spiritual […]
WWE Donates $1 Million For MIBG Therapy Suite at Children’s Hospital
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 […]
Cape Town’s First Palliative Care Hospice for Children to Open in 2020
The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation announced this week that Triple H and Stephanie McMahon have given $1 million to establish a family-centered MIBG Therapy Suite at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. The donation was actually made in May 2018 and the ribbon cutting ceremony for the suite was held on Thursday. MIBG treatment […]
Cancer Drug Pricing gets in the way of Treatment in Developing Countries
The Rohan Bloom Foundation and Paedspal are set to open Cape Town’s first children’s palliative care hospice. Palliative care is vital but is often a scarce and expensive luxury that is inaccessible to many South Africans. While there are local palliative care hospices for adults, there are, shockingly, none in the city that cater towards […]
What is the Difference between Leukaemia and Lymphoma?
Most cancers can now be detected early. This hasn’t always been the case. The first big breakthrough came 80 years ago when the pap smear was introduced. Ten years later the mammogram was created and then nearly half a century ago the fecal occult blood test was developed. Advances in diagnosis have made a huge […]
New Service Transforms Childhood Cancer Treatment
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 Cancer Drug Safely Boost Radiation Therapy?
Children with cancer in the UK are to benefit nationally from a service which for the first time will allow doctors to personalise their treatment. The therapeutic drug monitoring service, developed by Newcastle University experts, allows clinicians to obtain vital information about how much chemotherapy individual young patients should receive. Youngsters diagnosed with cancer, […]
Should You Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Treat Cancer?
Cancer continues to be one of the top causes of death in many countries, and Radiation therapy is one of the most common treatments used in the fight against cancer. About 60% of cancer patients benefit from radiation, which is used either on its own or together with chemotherapy. Radiation therapy works by puncturing the […]
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 […]
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 […]