Seeking a Better Global Solution for Childhood Cancer

For years, treating childhood cancer has not been a top health priority in many countries, especially those with scarce resources and competing health problems. Medical experts, health care researchers and government policymakers have believed that the number of children fighting cancer is smaller than other illnesses striking youth. Health care experts have also believed that the […]

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Join us for Breakfast 4/12/19

In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, we would like to invite you to join us in Paarl, on Wednesday 4 December for a Breakfast in aid of Children with Cancer. Lizelma Olivier is the Key Speaker of the day and she will teach you more about what we do to help our Little Cancer Fighters […]

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Giving Tuesday is Coming Soon

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust is Joining the Global #GivingTuesday Movement to Fundraise for Christmas Presents for Children with Cancer and their Families. GivingTuesday, taking place December 3rd, is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organisations to encourage giving and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Every year, on #GivingTuesday, […]

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Female Childhood Cancer Survivors @ Risk for Breast Cancer

Depending on their treatment, childhood survivors of cancer may be more likely to have breast cancer in adulthood, a new retrospective study discovered. According to the report, the association lies in the use of combination anthracyclines and radiotherapy to treat the pediatric cancer. Female survivors of childhood cancer who have been treated with high doses […]

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Risk Factors and Causes of Childhood Cancer

A risk factor is anything that increases the chances of getting a disease such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. Lifestyle and Environmental Risk Factors In adults, lifestyle-related risk factors, such as smoking, being overweight, not getting enough exercise, eating an unhealthy diet, and drinking alcohol play a major role in many types of […]

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How do Cancer Cells Remain Dormant for Many Years?

It’s an unfortunate fact that, despite apparently successful treatment, cancer can sometimes come back many years after diagnosis. And this could be because some cancer cells enter into a hibernation-like state, called ‘dormancy’. “What it means for a cell to be dormant is essentially that it’s not dividing,” says Dr Simon Buczacki, a bowel cancer […]

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AWESOME 🎃Halloween🦇 Treats

Seeing that it is Halloween next week we thought that we would bring you some AWESOME Halloween treats that you can make for your kids so they can also have fun, even if they are bed or house-bound. Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived […]

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2-Year-Old Cancer Survivor With Down Syndrome Hears For First Time: ‘Her Body Started Trembling’

Two-year-old Grace of Strongsville, Ohio, is a two-time cancer survivor who was born with Down syndrome. Grace was born with a form of leukemia called transient myeloproliferative disorder. She was only 2 days old when she began treatment. And since Grace was also born two months premature, she barely weighed over 4 pounds when she […]

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