What is Wilms’ Tumour?
March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month
In this second post of Kidney Cancer Awareness Month we would like to discuss the most common Childhood Kidney Cancer – Wilms’ Tumour (also known as Nephroblastoma), which accounts for up to 95% of childhood kidney cancers. Wilms’ Tumour is a very rare type of kidney cancer which mainly affects children under the age of […]
Is Childhood Cancer Preventable?
Kidney (renal) tumours are very rare in children, and most – about 75% – occur in children under the age of 5. Tumours of the kidney are often not diagnosed until they are fairly large and cause pain or swelling. They can spread to the lungs, liver or nearby lymph nodes. Kidney tumours are typically unilateral (only in one kidney), but can be found bilaterally (occurring in both kidneys).
Busting 5 “Cancer-Cause” Myths
Cancer is a group of more than 100 diseases caused by the cells in a person’s body multiplying out of control. Cancer is separated into different types depending on what sort of cell it originated from (blood, brain, lung…) and if it invaded nearby body parts (a tumour) or spread to other organs (metastasis).
5 Things That Cause Cancer
In the “connected” world in which we live today, online information abounds. The problem is that not everything that is posted online is true, and this can lead to a lot of dis-information and even panic. It therefore behooves one to ensure that any information one reads comes from a trustworthy source. Last week we […]
Section 18A of the Income Tax Act (Act 58 of 1962) for Dummies
While it cannot be guaranteed that you will not get cancer if you avoid these, you definitely have a better chance of remaining cancer-free and healthy all round.
February Is National Cancer Prevention Month
Need a tax-break? Need to donate before the end of this tax year? Whether you are an individual or a company who needs to donate surplus CSI, consider putting your money to good use – Donate to help Children with Cancer and their Families and get a Section 18A Tax Certificate. Section 18A(1) of the […]
The Adventure of Vickus Niemann
February 4th marked World Cancer Day, and February is National Cancer Prevention Month. February 15th is also International Childhood Cancer Day.
Claim your 18A Tax Benefit
Childhood Cancer is DIFFICULT; it is a disease that invades not only the child’s body, but everything about his/her family’s life, and unlike adult cancer, Childhood Cancer is a LONG battle which is fought every day for anything up to 2 or 3/4 years – by the WHOLE family.
Financial Stress in a Childhood Cancer-Affected Family
This year, 2020, is a Leap Year, which means that you have until 29 February to ensure that you get a tax benefit from making a donation to an approved non-profit organisation. What is an 18A Tax Benefit? The Little Fighters Cancer Trust (LFCT) is registered as a Section 18A Public Benefit Organisation (PBO number […]
One of the biggest stressors in a childhood cancer-affected family is financial stress! When a child is diagnosed with cancer, apart from the stress that the family has to deal with regarding the fact that their child is ill with a dread-disease, they also have to face the enormous cost of cancer treatment, even if […]