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Today we would like to share a blog-post we found on site we follow called Unravel Pediatric Cancer. This organisation is run by “onco parents” and we know that our own “onco parents” will relate to this post in particular. The post highlights the emotional rollercoaster that is Childhood Cancer; the emotions felt by siblings of children […]

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Help your Child with Cancer Cope with Play

Take a minute and ask yourself “How do I cope with really bad news or tough times?” As adults, we might talk to our friends, go on a shopping spree, eat more than we should or even run away from it completely. But children are different… Where children are very lucky is that they are […]

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✨Foodie Friday ✨ : Liquid Nutrition

Children with cancer often suffer from Appetite Loss when undergoing Radiation Therapy or Chemotherapy, which means that they are not getting the nutrients that they need to fight their cancer. Add to this some of the side-effects of these treatments such as Constipation, Diarrhoea, Difficulty Chewing,  Dehydration, Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia), Dry Mouth (Xerostomia), Mouth Sores or Mucositis, Nausea and Vomiting, and Taste Changes, all of […]

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The Ugly Truth of Childhood Cancer

What do you think about when you think about Childhood Cancer (if you think about it at all that is)? As part of our September Childhood Cancer Awareness campaign, we will bring you as much information regarding Childhood Cancer as we can, and this includes the good, the bad, and the ugly. Childhood Cancer is […]

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Rare Childhood Cancers

The most common Childhood Cancers about which we normally hear include Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), Brain Tumours, Neuroblastoma, Wilms Tumour, and Lymphoma. These are also the most common Childhood Cancers in South Africa, but they are not the only cancers that children can get. Compared with adult cancers, childhood cancers are rare and there are a number […]

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Are Goji Berries Really that Healthy?

The popularity of goji berries for their health benefits has been growing more and more over the past few years, but are they really so healthy and why should we eat them? The answer to the first question is YES! Goji berries, also known as Lycium Barbarum, are native to Asia, and they have been used in […]

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The Fight to Beat Childhood Cancer

An incredible amount of people still believe that cancer is an “old person’s” disease, or at least an “adult” disease and are shocked when they find out that this is not so. This is especially true in Africa, especially in the rural areas where information that we take for granted since the advent of the […]

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Can Spider Silk Boost our Immune Systems?

New research showcases an innovative method of delivering vaccines straight to our white blood cells, strengthening the immune system against cancer and serious infections. Immunotherapy, which is a widely used form of treatment against cancer, boosts the body’s immune system in the fight against tumors. Immunotherapy works primarily with T cells, which are a type […]

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