Foodie Friday: Pancakes, Pasta & Pudding

So, it is Friday again – whew, what a week! A little birdie told me that there are some people who are really enjoying the Foodie Friday posts (although I wouldn’t know it as nobody ever comments 🙁 ) so here are some more interesting and healthy recipes for you and your Child with Cancer […]

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Childhood Cancer Survivorship

Getting cancer is something NOBODY wants, and it is even more tragic when a young soul is diagnosed with cancer. Fighting cancer is a battle that leaves many scars, not all of them physical… Those who have survived cancer are often left with a different appreciation of life, even children who have not yet lived […]

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Helen's Story – Retinoblastoma Part 2

  Hey There, Helen and mommy Siobahn here again – today we are going to continue with “Helen’s Story” because we want everyone out there to know about Childhood Cancer and about my cancer, Retinoblastoma. Now that the problem had been diagnosed as Retinoblastoma, things moved along very quickly. The diagnosis was made on the Thursday […]

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Helen's Story – Retinoblastoma Part 1

  Hi, my name is Helen and my mommy and I would like to share my story with you so that more people can get to know about Childhood Cancer; in this case specifically Retinoblastoma. Retinoblastoma is a type of eye cancer that develops in the light-sensitive lining of the eye, called the retina, and can occur […]

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Foodie Friday: Healthy Vegetarian/Vegan Meals

A diagnosis of cancer and subsequent treatment can result in irregular food and fluid intake, weight loss, and nutritional deficiencies. There is frequently an increased need for calories and protein while there is usually a decreased appetite. Chemotherapy, for example, works by killing or disabling cancer cells. Unfortunately, this targets not only the tumour, but […]

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10 Portions of Fruit &Veg Daily Best for Health

According to most doctors and nutritionists, eating five portions of fruits and vegetables daily is considered sufficient for good health, but a recent study, reported in the International Journal of Epidemiology,  posits that the greatest benefits come from eating 10 portions a day. An analysis of 95 studies assessing the health benefits of fruit and […]

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The Impact of the Inequality Gap on Health

“What good does it do to treat people and send them back to the conditions that made them sick?” This is the question Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London, said he asks himself repeatedly, during a speech he recently gave at Wits University regarding why health is not […]

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