Busting 5 “Cancer-Cause” Myths
5 Things That Cause Cancer
In the “connected” world in which we live today, online information abounds. The problem is that not everything that is posted online is true, and this can lead to a lot of dis-information and even panic. It therefore behooves one to ensure that any information one reads comes from a trustworthy source. Last week we […]
February Is National Cancer Prevention Month
While it cannot be guaranteed that you will not get cancer if you avoid these, you definitely have a better chance of remaining cancer-free and healthy all round.
The Adventure of Vickus Niemann
February 4th marked World Cancer Day, and February is National Cancer Prevention Month. February 15th is also International Childhood Cancer Day.
Claim your 18A Tax Benefit
Childhood Cancer is DIFFICULT; it is a disease that invades not only the child’s body, but everything about his/her family’s life, and unlike adult cancer, Childhood Cancer is a LONG battle which is fought every day for anything up to 2 or 3/4 years – by the WHOLE family.
Vegetarian Christmas Recipes
This year, 2020, is a Leap Year, which means that you have until 29 February to ensure that you get a tax benefit from making a donation to an approved non-profit organisation. What is an 18A Tax Benefit? The Little Fighters Cancer Trust (LFCT) is registered as a Section 18A Public Benefit Organisation (PBO number […]
Prevalent Form of Childhood Leukaemia May Be Preventable
With Christmas around the corner we are all looking for some great recipes for our families, and that includes recipes that Children with Cancer will enjoy, but what about those of us who are vegetarian? Children with Cancer especially, need to eat as many veggies as possible as they need them to build up their […]
Paul & The Dragon
Early exposure to common microbes could stop leukemia from manifesting in children An analysis of more than 30 years of research has revealed the underlying cause of the most common form of leukemia in children. Research compiled in Nature Reviews Cancer on May 21, 2018 suggests that acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) occurs by a two-step […]
Just Like You – Cancer
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, life is changed forever. The child is put into an unknown world filled with hospitalizations, people in white coats taking blood, giving “pokes,” and administering treatments that can include chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Children often feel sick, frightened and alone. Family routine suddenly includes balancing life at the […]
Avoiding Infection While on Treatment for Childhood Cancer
This video is part of the “Just Like You“series by Just Like You Films, which is “a nonprofit organization that creates films and materials that educate our audiences about subjects including childhood cancer, burns, Down syndrome and autism.” Uploaded on Dec 17, 2010 In “Just Like You – Cancer”, Hope, Bryndon and Carrie look straight […]
Caregivers can contribute to positive treatment outcomes by helping children with cancer avoid exposure to infections. Whenever medically advised, children should continue to participate in school and other activities to maintain relationships and build social skills. This may be hard for caregivers, who may feel more comfortable keeping a child at home to avoid exposure […]