Vegetarian Christmas Recipes

With Christmas around the corner we are all looking for some great recipes for our families, and that includes recipes that Children with Cancer will enjoy, but what about those of us who are vegetarian? Children with Cancer especially, need to eat as many veggies as possible as they need them to build up their […]

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Mamas, We’re in This Together

While surfing the web I came across the beautiful and heartfelt poem “Mamas, We’re in This Together” written by Morgan Turpin, whose son was born with a life-threatening illness called Dravet Syndrome. The disease causes frequent seizures beginning in infancy and cannot be cured. Turpin’s poem is an expression of the fear, frustration, and ultimately, hope […]

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Keeping Your Child Healthy During Cancer Remission

Every parent whose child has been diagnosed with cancer wants to hear this words ” your child is in remission”. A complete remission is when the signs and symptoms of cancer have disappeared. Remission can also be partial, where some, though not all, signs and symptoms have disappeared. While the words are welcomed—even celebrated— they […]

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Exploring the Link Between Emotions and Cancer

The link between emotions and cancer has been a well-documented fact for many years. Several studies have illustrated the overlap between physical and emotional processes in the brain. We also know that mental beliefs have a significant effect on the body’s physical response to treatment. When patients report higher happiness levels and positive beliefs, they […]

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Tipline Tuesday: Know the Glow ~ Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is a type of childhood cancer that develops in the light-sensitive lining of the eye, called the retina. The White Eye Detector or CRADLE (ComputeR Assisted Detector of LEukoria) cellphone app helps parents detect the appearance of white eye in pictures of their children. A white pupil can be a normal photographic effect in […]

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Nearly Half of Childhood Cancers Worldwide are Undiagnosed

Nearly half of all childhood cancers are not being diagnosed globally, according to a new modeling study led by Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. The study found that, in 2015, there were 397,000 cases of childhood cancer worldwide, but only 224,000 were diagnosed. And if health systems around the world don’t improve, the […]

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Crazy Nomad Ride for Cancer Kids

Crazy Nomad Jason Doyle and his good friend Tony Visser started their epic Fundraising Ride from Johannesburg to Cape Town (approximately 1 400 kms) on motorised bicycles to raise funds for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust, last Saturday, 15 December. The guys left from Melrose Arch on Saturday and have been making good time each day despite having […]

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