Dangers of Obesity in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Unfortunately, for Survivors of Childhood Cancer, the risks to their health are not over by any means… Various studies have shown that Childhood Cancer Survivors may be at increased risk of being obese due to the therapies they underwent to fight the cancer. Among the strongest predictor of obesity in survivors was childhood obesity, which […]

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Yummiest Turkey Burger Recipe for Children with Cancer

Following up on our Nutrition in Paediatric Cancer post yesterday, here is a bit more about holistic nutritionist, Danielle Cook Navidi’s program and another yummy recipe from her. Navidi’s 11-year-old son, Fabien Navidi-Kasmai, was diagnosed with Stage III Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and the only nutrition advice she received was, “Let him eat McDonald’s. He needs the […]

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The Role of Nutrition in Paediatric Cancer Treatment with Danielle Cook, MS

Danielle Cook Navidi learned that her 11-year-old son, Fabien Navidi-Kasmai had cancer, and the only nutrition advice she received was, “Let him eat McDonald’s. He needs the calories.” Navidi, an avid cook with a love of farmers markets and a background in catering, was appalled. Fabien’s body, his digestive system, his taste buds and even […]

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Improved Comprehensive Guidelines for Chemotherapy – South Africa

A group of South African cancer practitioners has developed  a new set of Comprehensive Guidelines to manage chemotherapy treatment and improve patient safety and protect healthcare workers. Chemotherapy Administration Guidelines was compiled by members of the Independent Clinical Oncology Network (ICON) in consultation with global oncologists and cancer experts to address a substantial gap in South African cancer care protocol. […]

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Little Fighters Cancer Trust Pre-Loved Charity Shoppe

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust employs various methods of fundraising and getting donations of goods and services, including the establishment of a charity shop in Paarl last year. While we can only donate new clothing, toys etc. to Children with Cancer due to the fact that they have lowered immune systems and therefore a heightened […]

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Teen Cancer Fighter Miché Aces Matric

Miché Gertse aka Iron Girl, is a Little Fighters Cancer Trust Teen Fighter and Ambassador who has just, despite battling through overwhelming odds, attained TWO DISTINCTIONS and a university exemption. Although 17-year-old Miché , a matriculant from Bernadino Heights High, may not have been the Western Cape’s best matriculant, she was awarded the Ministerial Award […]

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Bringing Smiles to Children with Cancer

We at the Little Fighters Cancer Trust are all well aware what Children with Cancer and their Families have to go through on a daily basis; the constant pain, the stress, the illness, the devastation of little bodies, the treatments, the nausea, the suffering and the heartache of parents who felt helpless in the face of […]

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