Tools that can help you explain your child about brain cancer treatments.

Sometimes as parents we have a difficult time in finding the right words to explain our children about the therapies they are getting and we wonder if there is a simple or interactive way to explain them.

So here is Jake,  an animated eight years old boy created by The Brain Tumour Charity that can help you explain your child about treatments used in the management of brain cancer like neurosurgery, scans, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and steroids.

About Neurosurgery

Scans 

Chemotherapy 

Radiotherapy

Steroids

 

Do you have information to share with other parents?  contact us. 

Natural nausea solution for kids.

Is your child suffering from Nausea?

We know that in order to prevent or decrease Nausea, a doctor may prescribe anti-nausea meds (such as Zofran, Ondansetron, Emend etc.) which you should give a couple of days BEFORE a chemotherapy treatment cycle.

However, nausea can come and go also long after chemo has ended and if you do not want your child to take such meds frequently, here are a few natural remedies which we gathered from our parents’ community, to ease nausea:

  1. Popsicles (water-based and NOT dairy).
  2. Watermelon.
  3. Almonds.
  4. Lemon, lime (a glass of water with a lot of lemon in it).
  5. Medical Cannabis drops (available in some countries and states).
  6. Ginger, peppermint, plain yogurt, rice.
  7. There is also naturopathic (plant-based) medicine, which any naturopath can make and which contains the following:
Tincture.Zingiber off. 30%Alpinia off. 20%Elettaria 20%Mentha piperita 15%Matricaria rec. 15%Use: 60 drops 4 times a day. Drink with water or juice.

Remember, what helps one child may not help another, therefore you should try different solutions to solve the problem.

If you know of any other remedy, please send it to us and we will add it to this list.

About mice and cancer-treatment.

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This link is to an article that Suzie Siegel wrote about the upcoming clinical trial using mice to help doctors choose the right treatment for someone with advanced soft-tissue sarcoma:  http://sarcomaalliance.blogspot.com/
Cancer treatments have been tested on mice for years.Now a new technology uses mice to determine which treatments may best fight an individual patient’s sarcoma.

The TumorGraft technology “provides options for patients in difficult situations when, often as doctors, we are not sure how to treat people”, said medical oncologist Justin Stebbing, a professor of cancer medicine and oncology at London’s Imperial College. “In doing so, it advances the frontiers of science and medicine, but in a practical way, giving clinicians information on treatment choices  “what is likely to work, and as importantly, what is likely to not work.”

 

Posted: May 2015