Important Questions about Childhood Cancer

Childhood Cancer is very diverse, and diagnosis is further complicated because many signs and symptoms—like fever, bruising and headaches—are normal in healthy children. This can lead to confusion for parents, and even for some medical professionals who are not familiar with childhood cancer. Paediatricians are skilled at distinguishing the usual bumps and pains from those that should […]

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Nigerian Scientist Develops Cancer Drugs from African Plants

Mansurah Abdulazeez Discusses How Her Visionary Plant Research Could Help in Fight Against Tumours Mansurah Abdulazeez is a molecular biologist at the Center for Biotechnology Research, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. Her research aims to identify potent anticancer agents in African plants. Last November, the government of Spain awarded her their Science by Women Fellowship. And […]

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What are the Most Common Symptoms of Childhood Cancer?

Childhood Cancers are extremely rare; they actually make up less than 1% of all cancers diagnosed annually. Unfortunately this means that there are no regular screening tests done, unless there is an increased risk to the child due to genetic predisposition. As September marks International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Little Fighters Cancer Trust is […]

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Yummy Healthy Pancakes

If you love pancakes, add this healthy pancake recipe to the list! This is our favourite pancake base recipe + 6 healthy pancake recipes you can make with it. (NB! American pancakes are what we in South Africa call Flapjacks) Pancakes were never an easy weekday morning meal because of the mess and the time […]

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Delicious Winter Warmer Recipes

Seeing that it is still the middle of winter in South Africa and rather cold out there, we thought we would bring you some lovely easy-to-make, nutritious and comfort-food recipes to tempt your Child with Cancer with. We know it is difficult when you have a Child with Cancer who is undergoing treatment and is […]

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A Dietary Change Could Boost Cancer Therapy

In a recent study, mice that ate a diet with reduced levels of a particular amino acid responded better to cancer treatments. The findings are intriguing, but the authors call for caution. Doctors and other experts now understand the significant role that nutrition plays in health. In fact, it is possible to manage some conditions, […]

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Chemo-Safe & Child-Friendly Recipes

Chemotherapy treatments are not nice at all and most times when children with cancer are undergoing treatments they really don’t feel well and may also be suffering from various other side-effects from the treatments. It is also very understandable that children undergoing these treatments often do not feel much like eating and/or do not have […]

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