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Join hands to fight childhood cancer with English Path 

Life At EP, Young Learners
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Every year, around 400,000 children and teenagers are diagnosed with cancer. It is one of the leading causes of death for these young lives. At English Path, we're committed to helping young people and their families in the fight against cancer. That's why we've joined hands with the "Puttinu Cares" Foundation, an NGO founded in October 2002 to help children with cancer and their families. Our partnership is a call to action for everyone who wants to make a difference by helping these innocent lives. By raising awareness and promoting research about childhood cancer, we can help these kids and their families overcome the challenges they face.

Our team from EP Malta recently went to the Puttinu Cares Foundation to offer their support. We donated some fun and educational games to kids who are getting treated for cancer. Our staff and students also helped with a charity sale organised by the foundation. The Puttinu Cares Foundation is doing important work by helping people get medical treatment and even sending them to the UK if they need special care. Our team is really impressed by their work, and we want to help and support them more in the future in any way we can.

Understanding childhood cancer 

Cancer starts with a genetic change in single cells that then grow into a mass called a tumour. However, some types of cancer, such as leukaemias, certain lymphomas, and myeloma, do not form tumours. If left untreated, it can easily spread to other parts of the body and cause harm or even death. Unlike cancer in adults, most childhood cancers don't have a known cause, and it's difficult to find out what things in the environment or lifestyle may cause cancer in children. So, it's important to develop healthy habits to prevent cancer as children grow up.

Cancer is a tough disease. The most common types of childhood cancers are leukaemia, lymphomas, brain cancers and solid tumours such as neuroblastoma and Wilms tumours. These diseases can show up in different ways, affect different body parts, and can be hard to diagnose and treat. Doctors must use different treatments depending on the type and stage of cancer, along with measuring how the child responds to treatment. Each child's case is different and needs special care.

A shining light in the darkness

In between all this sadness, there’s some good news, too. Doctors are always working hard to find new and better ways to treat childhood cancer so that more kids can get better. But doing research costs money. Here’s where you come in. By learning about childhood cancer and spreading the word, you can be a champion for these brave kids and their families. Together, we can build a brighter, cancer-free future for these children.

How can you help?

Childhood cancer is a serious illness that affects not only sick children but also their loved ones. By learning about it, we can encourage support for better treatments and research to give hope to those who are struggling. So, if you want to help children with cancer, there are many ways you can do it.

  • Donate to groups that are trying to find a cure or better treatments.
  • Volunteer your time to help children fighting from cancer. You could work with the kids directly or support their families with paperwork.
  • Participate in fundraising events like walks, runs, or bike rides. You can also organise an event to raise money for childhood cancer awareness.
  • Spread Awareness by sharing information about childhood cancer on social media or with friends and family.

At English Path, we are committed to helping children with cancer. We offer education, support, and participation to give hope to these brave children and their families. Remember that even the smallest contribution can make a big difference. By joining hands and hearts, we can create a brighter future for these young fighters. Join us at English Path to support this noble cause and make a positive impact. Let us stand together and give these children the strength, hope, and better opportunities they deserve.

Frequently asked questions about childhood cancer

Childhood cancer is a type of cancer that impacts children and teenagers who are under 18 years old. It is a term used to describe different types of cancer that affect young people. 

Signs of childhood cancer can vary based on the type. Still, common symptoms may include unexplained weight loss, prolonged fever, unusual lumps or swellings, persistent pain, and changes in vision. 

Treatment for childhood cancer depends on the type and stage of cancer. It can include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, and sometimes bone marrow or stem cell transplants. 

Yes, there are lots of groups and charities that work to help kids with cancer. One such group is the "Puttinu Cares" Foundation, an NGO founded in October 2002. They try their best to provide care for families with children fighting from cancer. To help these children and families, you can donate money or even volunteer your time to make a difference. 

At English Path, we believe it's important to talk about important things like childhood cancer. We recently joined hands with an NGO called "Puttinu Cares" to help children with cancer and create awareness about their condition. Our goal is to educate people on childhood cancer and how they can help make a difference. 

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