Promising Treatment for Aggressive Childhood Cancer
Childhood Cancer Devastates Families
The latest promising treatment for aggressive childhood cancer neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of childhood cancer, is the KSP inhibitor. The study was led by researchers at Lund University in Sweden, and is published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. About 800 children in the US are diagnosed with neuroblastoma annually. Neuroblastoma is an aggressive cancer of […]
Managing Behaviour When Your Child Has Cancer
I personally have battled and beat cancer so have a bond with anyone who has or had cancer, but I get FURIOUS when I see the attention paid to adult cancers by governments, corporates and media while childhood cancer is mainly left in the dark!”
Walking On The Edge Of Life
The natural response for any parent when they first learn their child has cancer is to do anything possible to make them happy. It is, however, important to balance the desire to comfort with an understanding of what is in your child’s best interest. This is especially true when your child with cancer exhibits difficult […]
We Need to DO MORE for Child Cancer Awareness
Cancer, the dreaded “C” word. It has become such an epidemic in our society that people are loath to even mention its name, but we need to! We need to shout it from the rooftops and make it cower with our rage and run away from our love. Cancer is a disease that is not […]
Prescription Addiction: A side-effect of Childhood Cancer
Cancer is a horrific word – one that rightly generates fear in the hearts of all people, regardless of race, gender, age or income bracket. Hearing the words Childhood Cancer is possibly even worse, because it strikes a numbing fear in the heart of a parent whose job it is to protect their offspring, as […]
Winter Warmth Donations Urgently Required
When I was 16 I became addicted to codeine. This addiction presented itself in me until I was 22. I worshipped it, and even writing about it now makes me yearn for the taste of that tablet and the wave of relaxation that would make its way down my body 15 minutes later. The ability […]
What is Wilms’ Tumour?
Our Little Fighters need to keep warm. LFCT needs donations of unisex tracksuits for children age 0-18
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).
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).