Chemobrain in Childhood Cancer

Symptom Management, Palliative Care, or Supportive Care to relieve side-effects is an important part of cancer care and treatment and should always form part of the  overall treatment plan. Around 70% of cancer survivors report difficulties with memory and concentration after undergoing chemotherapy – this is conversationally referred to as “Chemobrain,” which is described as a […]

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What does The RACE for Children Act Mean?

Most paediatric cancer patients are subjected to treatments that are not designed for a child’s developing body. 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 […]

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Dates I Remember…

Today we would like to share with you a piece written by Theresa Botha Nieuwenhuis,  Xuané’s mommy.  The piece was originally written in Afrikaans (shown below English version) but it is so powerful that we translated it so that everyone could understand what the death of a child from childhood cancer does to a mother…

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