Tipline Tuesday: Know the Glow ~ Retinoblastoma
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 […]
Childhood Brain Cancer
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 […]
Motivation Monday: LFCT Needs YOUR Stories
The human brain is the “cockpit” or “command center” for the central nervous system; it is also, despite its critical role in every aspect of human life, one of the most delicate organs in the human body. Any abnormal growth or tumour in the brain, whether cancerous or non-cancerous, can cause serious damage to healthy […]
Throwback Thursday: Soldier In You
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust is looking for YOUR stories. While Child Cancer is a terrible disease and very difficult for both patient and parent/caregiver to cope with, it does not always end in tragedy. We are seeking stories of our Little Fighters to share with our supporters, as they give those who are currently […]
Throwback Thursday will feature certain old posts that we feel need to be shared again, as many new followers will not go back to read all of the old posts. Today we are re-posting a video of a song that was written for and performed for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust, by Ashlee Hammond. Ashlee […]