September 28, 2017 Editor
Lesedi Sekgololo tells us how Reach For A Dream Foundation made her dream of meeting celebrity chef, Siba, come true. Lesedi Sekgololo (15) stays in Lonehill, Gauteng with her mother, Victoria, and her two younger sisters. She also has an older brother and her father is based abroad. Misdiagnosed After numerous doctors’ appointments and even more misdiagnoses – stomach bug,       urinary tract infection, appendicitis, constipation, iron deficiency – with a doctor even asking Lesedi if she was anorexic, it was discovered that there was a mass growing between her right kidney and bladder. Seven months later…

June 5, 2017 Editor

As much as it is parental instinct to protect your child against traumatic news, such as a cancer diagnosis, it’s virtually impossible. Parents and the patient are entitled to know the full extent of the problem so they can be empowered and educated. The clinician’s job is to earn their trust, hold their hand through the journey, and make it as safe and pain-free as possible. That’s how Dr Monica Vaithilingum, a private paediatric oncologist and haematologist approaches her patients. She expounds on this topic.

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March 28, 2017 Editor

Discovery Health offers a snap guide to taking control when your child is diagnosed with cancer.

Cancer happens when cells grow out of control; normal cells turn into abnormal ones and then multiply rapidly, crowding out healthy cells. Instead of dying off and being replaced like normal cells, cancer cells live longer. Some cancers affect only a specific area, while others spread. The most common childhood cancers are unsurprisingly found in developing cells, such as blood and bone marrow (leukaemia), the immune system (lymphoma), the brain and nervous system (brain tumours and neuroblastomas), kidneys,…

June 16, 2016 Editor
Siyamthanda Hlantshwayo is a resilient, 12- year-old boy who is fighting childhood cancer. It all began in April 2014, after his 10th birthday on 6 April 2014, when his mother, Thandekile, noticed lumps on his neck. “I panicked and immediately took him to a pediatrician; afraid he had mumps,” said the mother.  To her surprise she was told that he has Lymphoma Cancer; a blood cancer that occurs when cells of the immune system called lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, grow and multiply uncontrollably. In disbelief, Thandekile visited another pediatrician for a second opinion, who referred…