International Sarcoma Awareness Month!
Thankful Thursday: Bereaved Onco-Parents Give Back
The month of July is designated International Sarcoma Awareness Month. Sarcomas are rare cancers that develop in the muscle, bone, nerves, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels and the fatty and fibrous tissues. They can affect almost any part of the body, on the inside or the outside. There are three main types of sarcoma: soft tissue sarcoma, bone […]
Keeping Your Child Healthy During Cancer Remission
Today the Little Fighters Cancer Trust would like to honour the courage and giving attitude of several of our Childhood Cancer parents and grandparents whose Little Fighters gained their angel wings earlier this year. These angels wish to remain anonymous, and, as always, we will respect their wishes, but we would still like to thank […]
R.I.P Harry Shaw, Lewis Hamilton’s ‘Spirit Angel’ boy
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 […]
Thankful Thursday: Marian Dorrington Annual Memorial Golf Day
On 1 June 2019, five-year-old Harry Shaw took his last breath after a tough 10 month battle against Ewing’s Sarcoma. Harry was diagnosed with cancer on 2 August 2018 when a routine scan on a small lump showed a tumour the size of a large baked potato inside Harry’s right chest. Harry was 4. In […]
Motivation Monday: LFCT Needs YOUR Stories
On Sunday 3 March I was privileged to attend the Marian Dorrington Annual Memorial Golf Day, of which the Little Fighters Cancer Trust was the beneficiary, at the Somerset West Golf Club. The day is held annually by the Dorrington Family in remembrance of wife and mother, Marian, who was an avid golf player and […]
International Childhood Cancer Day
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust is looking for YOUR stories. While Child Cancer is a terrible disease and very difficult for both patient and parent/caregiver to cope with, it does not always end in tragedy. We are seeking stories of our Little Fighters to share with our supporters, as they give those who are currently […]
Why Delays to Fixing Health Care are Bad News for South Africans
International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) which was founded in 2002 by Childhood Cancer International (CCI) is celebrated around the world each year on February 15th. CCI – a global network of 171 member organisations in 88 countries including our member organisation is committed to working with its international partners including the World Health Organization, SIOP, […]
February 4th is World Cancer Day
The release of a final report about the state of competition in South Africa’s private health sector has been delayed again. It was compiled by an inquiry panel made up of medical, legal and economic experts. The panel heard submissions from a range of stakeholders including members of the public, civil society organisations as well […]
Is Bacon Really Carcinogenic?
Each year on 4 February, World Cancer Day empowers all of us across the world to show support, raise our collective voice, take personal action and press our governments to do more. World Cancer Day is the only day on the global health calendar where we can all unite and rally under the one banner […]
The head of the UN agency that provoked a massive outcry and some ridicule when it declared that bacon, red meat and glyphosate weedkiller caused cancer has defended its work, denying the announcements were mishandled and insisting on its independence.