Bag of Hope Outreach May
May Paediatric Oncology Ward Outreach
Imagine you are a mother, perhaps from a rural area… you have just received the worst news ever about your child – they have CANCER!Then you and your child are immediately bundled into an ambulance and transported to a hospital in a strange city where you know nobody… you are scared out of your wits… […]
Mother’s Day Hospital Outreach 2019
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 […]
Tipline Tuesday: Know the Glow ~ Retinoblastoma
Mother’s Day is really important to us at the Little Fighters Cancer Trust as, if there ever were mothers that should be celebrated for their love, strength and fortitude then it is the mothers who battle Childhood Cancer with their children. Last week we took time out to visit all the mothers of our Little […]
Will Newly-Launched Groundbreaking IMPACT Series Forum Benefit Children with Cancer?
Retinoblastoma is a type of childhood cancer that develops in the light-sensitive lining of the eye, called the retina. The White Eye Detector or CRADLE (ComputeR Assisted Detector of LEukoria) cellphone app helps parents detect the appearance of white eye in pictures of their children. A white pupil can be a normal photographic effect in […]
Foodie Friday: Can Sugary Drinks Fuel & Accelerate Cancer Growth?
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer has just launched a new collaborative forum will provide academic pediatric oncology leaders with early industry insights to accelerate the development of new pediatric cancer treatments. CureSearch for Children’s Cancer has just announced its inaugural IMPACT Series Forum, a closed-door session that will provide first-of-its-kind insight for leading academics into pharma’s […]
Why Is Stage IV Cancer Difficult to Treat?
Researchers acknowledge that obesity increases the risk of cancer, and some studies even consider the existence of a causal relationship between this metabolic condition and cancer. One important factor that can lead to obesity is the high intake of sugar through the frequent consumption of processed foods and sugary beverages. Sugar is a simple, edible, […]
Wishlist Wednesday: LFCT Needs YOU!!
The more widely cancer has spread from the site where it is first diagnosed, the more difficult it becomes to treat. Cancer is labeled stage IV when it is found not only in its original location, but also in distant tissues and organs. There are several staging systems used by pathologists and cancer specialists to […]
Wishlist Wednesday: LFCT Needs Volunteers
As most of you know, last year LFCT went through big changes which included restructuring and changing things up a bit to better be able to provide the best services to our beneficiaries – children with cancer and their families. To this end we would like to engage a permanent team of volunteers that we […]
Why are Children with Cancer in South Africa Dying in Unbearable Pain?
No non-profit organisation can do what it does without the help of a dedicated team of volunteers, as there just are not sufficient funds to pay staff (especially seeing that most funders somehow believe that organisations can function without paying overheads such as rent and salaries). Not only do volunteers help an organisation carry out […]
Government has not implemented its Palliative Care Plan I had a patient last year, a four-year-old boy, with a type of cancer called neuroblastoma. After initial treatment, the cancer came back, growing in the confined space between his spine and stomach, causing unbearable pain. His mother was a police officer; a strong, stoical woman who […]