What are the Most Common Symptoms of Childhood Cancer?
What Are the Most Common Types 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 […]
Trial Offers Hope for Child Cancer Sufferers
Childhood Cancer is uncommon, yet nearly 100,000 children under 15 die from cancer worldwide every year – that is almost 250 children EVERY DAY!! This is a jaw-dropping statistic given that about 80% of childhood cancers are potentially curable with existing treatments. Between 800 and 1 000 South African children under the age of 15 […]
Help Needed for Little Fighter Kenzo?
Neuroblastoma is a childhood cancer that affects around 100 children the UK annually. Neuroblastoma is also one of the most common childhood cancers in South Africa, and it can be very aggressive and hard to treat. In early 2017, Luke Bell from Darlington began falling asleep in his school lessons, prompting his worried parents to rush […]
Celebrating the Life of Gracie Rae Philbin ^Forever 5^
Hi Folks – our Little Fighter Kenzo and his family really need your help! As those of you who follow our Facebook Page know, Kenzo has been in and out of hospital again over the past few months due to a relapse, and he was recently rushed back to hospital after a particularly bad reaction […]
Child Cancer Diagnosis – What I Wish I Knew
Gracie Rae Philbin is a name that is well-known not only to those of us at the Little Fighters Cancer Trust, to Paedspal, to her family, to her fellow schoolmates – it is a name that is known across the Globe, and it is a name that will always inspire those of us who knew […]
Dealing with Phantom Limb Pain after Amputation
What do you do when you receive the shocking and unwelcome news that your child has cancer? What do you need? How do you handle it? What do you do or say when the child of a friend has been diagnosed with cancer? How do you support them best? What do you say and what […]
Winter Shoe & Clothing Drive: Why Cancer Kids Need to Dress Warmly
Some children who have been born without a limb or who have had a limb amputated feel pain in the non-existent body part. This is often called phantom pain. This pain is caused by damaged nerves from the amputated limb that continue to send signals to the brain. These signals are interpreted as pain. While […]
Emotional Stages for Parents of Children with Cancer
We are desperate for NEW winter footwear and clothing for our Little Fighters and unfortunately the response has been absolutely minimal so far. We have close to 15 000 followers and a reach of over 50 000 people weekly!! If just 10% would purchase JUST ONE item each we would more than make our target :'( […]
I Love/Hate My Work
Hearing the doctor say the words “your child has cancer” will never be easy to hear. Parents go through several stages throughout this process much like the five stages of grief; denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. However, unlike losing a loved one suddenly, cancer can go on for several years with many highs and […]
Most days I love what I do with the Little Fighters Cancer Trust because although it is tough to deal with Children with Cancer and their Families every day because we see firsthand what they go through, knowing that we are helping take the strain off them even just a little bit is a good […]