The Roller Hockey Crowd are gonna be rocking it at a Roller Hockey Tournament in Johannesburg this Saturday, 25 November 2017, in support of the work done by the Little Fighters Cancer Trust.
Each member of each team will be donating cash to participate in the Fundraising Drive Tournament, and they will be playing in honour of all of our Little Fighters. All proceeds will be donated to LFCT
It would be AWESOME to have some of our Little Fighter supporters there to support the teams that are doing this for the Little Fighters.
We recently did a blogpost on Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), a common — and often costly — problem among patients with cancer.
Chemotherapy drugs are very powerful and they cause damage to many growing cells, including some healthy cells.
This damage causes the side effects of chemotherapy, which can include Nausea and Vomiting; Diarrhoea; Constipation, and many more.
Cinvanti (aprepitant) injectable emulsion – was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting (CINV).
Pasta is also a great meal or snack for a Child with Cancer because it is soft and easy to swallow, and there are so many different pastas and so many ways in which to prepare it…
Pasta is a perfect foundation for healthy, nutritious and satisfying meals: pasta is generally eaten with nutrient-dense food partners, such as fibre-filled vegetables and beans, heart healthy fish and monounsaturated oils, antioxidant-rich tomato sauce and protein-packed cheeses, poultry and lean meats.
Another great reason to use pasta in conjunction with meat, fish, veggies or even just flavoured with herbs, is that most past dishes taste just as nice the next day (or even two days later) and many of them can be eaten either hot or cold.
Hey there Peeps, our shelves are getting a bit bare, and with the Festive Season coming up we need to fill them so that we have lots to sell in order to get funding for all that we need to do for our Little Fighters and their Families.
While we cannot give our Little Fighters anything second-hand, our Pre-Loved Charity Shoppe makes quick work of any pre-loved goods that are donated.
We have become quite well-known in Paarl and people know that they can get AWESOME bargains at our shoppe for their whole family.
With Christmas coming up, many of these customers who cannot afford anything else will be looking for some gently-loved items to purchase for their families for Christmas – please help us make sure that they can do so!
If it is in good condition we can sell it!
If you are in the Paarl area, do yourself a favour and pop in to our Pre-Loved Charity Shoppe @ 15 Castle/Kasteel Street – BARGAINS GALORE!!!
This is because there has been too little research into Childhood Cancer and too few new medications to treat childhood cancer.
According to the Coalition against Childhood Cancer, a mere 4 % of America’s National Cancer Institute’s budget is dedicated to paediatric cancer research – it is even less in some other countries.
Parents and advocates say that is not enough when you consider how much life these children stand to lose.
Treatment options for Children with Cancer have been stagnant for decades, with only 3 new drugs developed specifically to treat childhood cancers since 1980, compared to the 190 new treatments that have been approved for adults in the last 20 years alone.
The Research to Accelerate Cures and Equity for Children Act that was signed into U.S. law during August this year aims to change that.
Cancer is not an old person’s disease; it is a disease that strikes at any age and affects everyone, irrespective of gender or race.
Virtually every single person on this planet has been affected by cancer in some way or the other, be it personally, a family member or a friend…
Childhood Cancer is possibly the most devastating for various reasons, including that there is too little awareness around paediatric cancer, and that too little is spent on research into childhood cancer.
Children are treated with the same poisonous drugs that adults are and experience the same if not worse side-effects from the treatment, and lastly, the mortality rates are too high!
Seeing one’s child try to battle a disease over which one has no control and for which there is no cure is the absolute worst thing that any parent can experience, yet tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of parents across the globe have to go through this ordeal every year; watching their child sufffer while they valiantly fight this dreaded disease and too often lose the battle.
Anorexia is a common symptom in patients with cancer, which can lead to poor tolerance of treatment and can contribute to cachexia in extreme cases. … Currently, there are no instruments that measure common concerns specifically associated with anorexia and cachexia in children with cancer.
By some estimates, nearly one-third of cancer deaths can be attributed to a wasting syndrome called cachexia that can be devastating for patients and their families.
Characterised by a dramatic loss of skeletal muscle mass and often accompanied by substantial weight loss, cachexia (pronounced kuh-KEK-see-uh) is a form of metabolic mutiny in which the body overzealously breaks down skeletal muscle and adipose tissue, which stores fat. Patients suffering from cachexia are often so frail and weak that walking can be a Herculean task.
Chemotherapy is the use of specific drugs, administered by a paediatric oncologist, to destroy cancer cells by preventing the cancer cells from growing and dividing to make more new cells. Cancer cells generally grow and divide much faster than healthy cells; chemotherapy destroys them more quickly than it destroys most healthy cells.
Chemotherapy drugs are very powerful and they cause damage to many growing cells, including some healthy cells. This damage causes the side effects of chemotherapy, which can include Nausea and Vomiting; Diarrhoea; Constipation; Heartburn or Stomach Ache; Sore Mouth or Throat/Mouth Sores; Change in Taste – Foods Have Less Taste or a Bitter Metallic Taste; Hair Loss; Skin Redness; Dry, Itching Skin; Moist Skin; Rashes; Sun Sensitivity; Swelling, Redness, or Pain at The Needle Site Where Chemotherapy Drugs are Given; Bladder Irritation and Infection; Change in Urine Colour & Strong Urine Odour; Nerve Damage; Stress Fractures; Fever; Flu-Like Symptoms; Infection; Anaemia/Fatigue; Blood Clotting Problems (Bleeding); Swelling/Fluid Retention; and Allergic Reaction.
How much would you love to be able to make a quick, tasty meal for your Child with Cancer that they are sure to enjoy?
No time to spend in the kitchen slaving over a stove for hours on end to cook the family a meal or even make a nice little snack because you are too busy helping your Child with Cancer feel more comfortable in their bed, giving them pain meds, comforting them while they are puking or running them to the doctor or clinic?
Have to choose between spending some time with your other children when having a little break or standing in the kitchen preparing meals?
NO problem, help is at hand. Today we are bringing you some easy-to-make, delicious recipes for which you only require three ingredients.
Dr. Audrey Evans is a world-renowned oncologist whose career has spanned more than 60 years.
As the co-founder of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (1974), the first Ronald McDonald House in the world that led to the creation of Ronald McDonald House Charities, and the co-founder of St. James School (2011), a faith-based middle school for under-resources youth, her efforts have impacted the lives of millions across the world.
Now at the advanced age of 92, her legacy was recently celebrated by the awe-inspiring new digital series, Modern Hero, which features groundbreaking women who are making a difference in their careers and in the world.
Dr Audrey Evans reduced mortality rates by 50% for neuroblastoma patients…she’s helped 7 million families in more than 63 countries across the globe….she’s giving under-resourced youth a chance at a better life…and at 92 she “still has the ability to do something for the benefit of humanity.”