AR App Helping Child Cancer Patients Cope with Anxiety

The Paediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s app is bringing imaginary friends to life in hospitals and cancer treatment centers. A three-eared rabbit stands on Bridgette Czarnecki’s hospital bed. He playfully wiggles his ear and adjusts his yellow bow tie. “You’re stronger than you know,” he tells the 8-year-old. “I wish I was that strong.” A flying […]

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Smartphone App Reduces Pain, Hospital Visits for Cancer Survivors

A smartphone app that includes artificial intelligence elements may be able to reduce the effects of cancer-related pain, according to recent research presented at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium. The app, named ePAL, was designed and studied as part of a collaboration between Partners HealthCare […]

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What is Interventional Radiology for Paediatric Cancer Patients?

Interventional radiology offers a set of minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care for certain diseases, such as cancer. This subspecialty in interventional radiology is also known as interventional oncology. These procedures can be alternative options to open biopsies and surgeries, and are typically shorter, relatively less risky and associated with faster recovery. […]

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A Plant Based Diet is Good for Fighting Cancer

The basic principles of a plant-based diet (PBD) are that it focuses on whole, minimally processed foods – whole grains, seeds, vegetables, fruits, legumes, and nuts should make up the majority of what you eat – and limits animal products. A PBD also excludes refined foods, like added sugars, white flour, and processed oils. A […]

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Doctors Prescribe Nature for Chronic Disease

Spending the day outside in nature is wonderful; tiring perhaps, but also deeply satisfying. Our relationship to nature is primal – we thrive on it! Urbanisation is taking a toll on our brain function and mental health. City dwellers have a higher risk of depression, anxiety, mood disorders and schizophrenia compared to those who live in rural areas. In order […]

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Kids Kicking Cancer – Power Peace Purpose

Last week I was privileged to have been invited to the official South African Launch of a program for children with cancer called Kids Kicking Cancer! Kids Kicking Cancer is an initiative that was started in America in 1999 by Founding Director, Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg (Rabbi G), and began providing classes in several public hospitals in […]

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Trial Offers Hope for Child Cancer Sufferers

Neuroblastoma is a childhood cancer that affects around 100 children the UK annually. Neuroblastoma is also one of the most common childhood cancers in South Africa, and it can be very aggressive and hard to treat. In early 2017, Luke Bell from Darlington began falling asleep in his school lessons, prompting his worried parents to rush […]

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Alba Equestrian Centre Jump for Cancer Touches the Stars!!

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust would like to extend a massive, heartfelt thanks to Alba Equestrian Centre for hosting the very first (to our knowledge) “Jump for Cancer” in South Africa (perhaps even the world) to raise Childhood Cancer Awareness as well as to raise much-needed funds for LFCT. We were contacted via our Facebook […]

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We Need YOU as a 2018 LFCT Christmas Elf

HO! HO! HO! Santa is rounding up Christmas Elves again for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust’s Christmas Elf Project! Every year LFCT, with the help of all our volunteer Christmas Elves, collects and distributes toys and good cheer to over 2 000 Children with Cancer in Paediatric Oncology Wards and Day Clinics across South Africa. For […]

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