May Paediatric Oncology Ward Outreach

LFCT paid a visit to the Paediatiric Oncology Wards at Tygerberg and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital last week to treat the Moms for Mother’s Day, but of course we could not only treat the moms – how can we go to the wards without some treats for our brave Little Fighters too… Each […]

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Childhood Cancer Families We Salute You!!

Last week was a very difficult week at the Little Fighters Cancer Trust – two of our Little Fighters gained their Angel Wings and we celebrated the first Heavenly Birthdays of two more, both of whom only recently gained their Angel Wings… While this may seem a strange topic for a Motivational Monday post, I […]

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Happy Mother’s Day from LFCT

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust would like to take this opportunity to wish all mothers, especially our Onco Moms, the wonderful Staff at all the hospitals, and our own Staff and Volunteers, a wonderful Mother’s Day filled with Love, Light and Laughter. We also remember those Mom’s whose Little Fighters have earned their angel wings… […]

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Thank You Lufthansa & British Airways

Today is Thankful Thursday, a day on which we take the opportunity to thank those donors/sponsors who make the work that LFCT does for and with Children with Cancer and their Families possible. As most of you know, LFCT always does a winter outreach to both hospital wards as well as to the Families that […]

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Dealing with your Child’s Cancer Diagnosis

Welcome to Tipline Tuesday when we will share various tips on how to deal with Childhood Cancer, including dealing with the devastating news that your child has cancer, dealing with the different types of treatments and their side-effects, dealing with the physical, emotional and psychological effects of cancer on the child with caner as well […]

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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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Why is Carcinogenic Roundup Still Sold in SA??

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 […]

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Extraordinary Healers Honoured

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 […]

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