Why is Nutrition Important?
CBD for Cancer – Can it Help?
Why is nutrition so important, and what should cancer patients should keep in mind during and after treatment? With the help of Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD/LDN, CSO, senior nutritionist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we debunk a few nutrition myths in this podcast — and provide tips on what you can do to eat healthfully. Transcript […]
When Someone You Love is Grieving: How to Really Help
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 […]
Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer
“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.” ~Henri Nouwen ~ It’s […]
Why is Carcinogenic Roundup Still Sold in SA??
While most of the Little Fighters Cancer Trust beneficiaries are toddlers or children, we also have some teenage warriors, and this information would be beneficial for them…. The middle – an area many adolescent and young adults (AYAs) with cancer find themselves. Facing cancer at the cusp of adulthood presents many obstacles unique to this […]
Extraordinary Healers Honoured
Pharmaceuticals company Bayer says its subsidiary Monsanto will continue to sell its Roundup weed killer in South Africa despite a US jury last month awarding nearly $80m (R1.1bn) to a man who claimed it had given him cancer, reports The Times. According to court documents, Edwin Hardeman used Roundup for 30 years. The report says […]
Religious and Spiritual Values in Cancer Care
Generosity was the thread that tied together three oncology nurses honored in CURE®’s 2019 Extraordinary Healer contest. Two finalists and a winner were recognized for giving more time and effort than their jobs demanded to support their patients, colleagues and institutions. In essays by patients, colleagues or family members, these nurses and 51 others were […]
WWE Donates $1 Million For MIBG Therapy Suite at Children’s Hospital
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]