Childhood Cancer ~ Part I: What is Cancer?

Unfortunately children are not immune from cancer. It is always a tragedy when a child is struck by cancer, and most times the parents are totally unprepared for what dealing with their child’s illness will entail. The information contained in this series of articles is not meant to be medical advice, but a guide that […]

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Help your Child With Cancer's Sibling(s) Still Feel Important

Being a sibling of a child with cancer can be very scary and confusing. Family dynamics change, schedules are unpredictable and schoolwork and activities can start to fall through the cracks. Many parents of children battling cancer express guilt that their healthy children are unintentionally overlooked while they are forced to focus on their sick […]

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TAC & Corruption Watch Reveal Report on Alleged Corruption Behind Gauteng Health Crisis

Explosive details of a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) report on massive corruption within the Gauteng Health Department that was quietly shelved have been revealed by civil society organisations keen to expose rot amounting to about R1.2 billion. Section 27, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Corruption Watch on Thursday made public the 122-page report documenting […]

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TAC & Corruption Watch Reveal Report on Alleged Corruption Behind Gauteng Health Crisis

Explosive details of a Special Investigating Unit (SIU) report on massive corruption within the Gauteng Health Department that was quietly shelved have been revealed by civil society organisations keen to expose rot amounting to about R1.2 billion. Section 27, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and Corruption Watch on Thursday made public the 122-page report documenting […]

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WHY Do We Do What We Do?

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust focuses on helping the Child with Cancer and the whole Family in a Holistic manner because we realise that the whole family is affected when a child has cancer. Added to this, there are many vastly different belief paradigms in play as South Africa is such a diverse nation and thus […]

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WHY Do We Do What We Do?

The Little Fighters Cancer Trust focuses on helping the Child with Cancer and the whole Family in a Holistic manner because we realise that the whole family is affected when a child has cancer. Added to this, there are many vastly different belief paradigms in play as South Africa is such a diverse nation and thus […]

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Gauteng Cancer Patients ‘Dying Waiting for Treatment’

Cancer patients in Gauteng die while waiting for radiation treatment and the delays mean any intervention already made is rendered useless, reports the Sunday Times. “It’s bigger than the Esidimeni tragedy,” said one senior oncologist. About half of all cancer patients will need radiation as part of their treatment but can expect to wait up to four months if they […]

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Cancer Services Take Strain as Radiation Oncologists Leave SA State Sector

SA has just 38 state-employed radiation oncologists, of which 16 are in the Western Cape, according to the annual survey conducted by the SA Society of Clinical and Radiation Oncology. Bhekisisa reports that cancer services are buckling nationwide, with possibly half of the provinces relying on just nine radiation oncologists. There is not a single radiation oncologist left in Limpopo orMpumalanga, according […]

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