CBD for Cancer – Can it Help?
Childhood Cancer Families We Salute You!!
With the recent changes in the laws around cannabis use and the influx of the sale of cannabis products, CBD Oils etc in South Africa of late, especially the influx of social media postings of “so-called cures”, we thought it might be time to re-visit the subject…. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of many cannabinoids […]
Dealing with your Child’s Cancer Diagnosis
Last week was a very difficult week at the Little Fighters Cancer Trust – two of our Little Fighters gained their Angel Wings and we celebrated the first Heavenly Birthdays of two more, both of whom only recently gained their Angel Wings… While this may seem a strange topic for a Motivational Monday post, I […]
Religious and Spiritual Values in Cancer Care
Welcome to Tipline Tuesday when we will share various tips on how to deal with Childhood Cancer, including dealing with the devastating news that your child has cancer, dealing with the different types of treatments and their side-effects, dealing with the physical, emotional and psychological effects of cancer on the child with caner as well […]
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, […]
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, […]